Festivals & events
15 March 2004 à 13:02
6th Vienna Francophone Film Festival: March 11-25
For the 6th year running, Vienna is playing host to this year's Francophone Film Festival, thanks to support from the French Embassy, the distributor Filmladen and Unifrance.
From March 11 through 25, 29 feature films (including 14 French productions) and 16 short films, all of which have yet to be released in Austria, will be screened in the Votiv theater's three-screen complex, one of the Austrian capital's major Arthouse cinemas. The films programmed at the festival come from 10 French-speaking countries: Algeria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Burkina-Faso, Canada, Egypt, France, Lebanon, Romania and Switzerland.
The festival will feature three high points. The first week will see the "New Francophone Titles" section, at which three French films will be presented in preview screenings: "Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran" by François Dupeyron on Thursday, March 18 (Austrian distributor: Einhorn), "His Brother" by Patrice Chéreau on Monday, March 15, in the presence of the film's director (Austrian distributor: Constantin), "Stupeur et tremblements" by Alain Corneau on Saturday, March 13 (Austrian distributor: Filmladen). Jacques Cortal and Matthieu Amalric will also be on hand to present their respective films, "Quand je vois le soleil" on Wednesday, March 17 and "La Chose publique" ("Public Affairs") on Monday, March 15.
The "Short Film Night" is the second special event at the festival, to be held on the night of Saturday, March 13 from 10 p.m. through 2 a.m. And finally, the last festival highlight is the traditional "Portrait of a City" section, for which four French films will be screened: "Le New Yorker" by Benoît Graffin on Friday, March 19, "A la petite semaine" by Sam Karmann on Monday, March 22, "Bab El-Oued City" by Merzak Allouache on Tuesday, March 23 and "Les jours où je n’existe pas" in the presence of the film's director, Jean-Charles Fitoussi, on Saturday, March 20.
For further information, visit Consultez le the official website of the event
Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST