French films will be in the spotlight once again at this year's Munich International Film Festival, to be held from June 25 through July 2, thanks to the event's "New French Cinema" Section.
The 22nd Munich International Film Festival will kick off on June 25 this year, and will run until July 2nd. 10 French titles feature among the 197 films from 35 countries presented at the event, selected by Robert Fischer and the newly appointed festival director, Andreas Ströhl: "Le Convoyeur" by Nicolas Boukhrief, "Ne fais pas ça!" by Luc Bondy, "The Story of Marie and Julien" by Jacques Rivette, "Love Me If You Dare" by Yann Samuell, "Ma Mère" by Christophe Honoré, "Nathalie…" by Anne Fontaine, "Not On the Lips" by Alain Resnais, "Notre Musique" by Jean-Luc Godard, "Feelings" by Noémie Lvovsky and "Viva Laldjerie" by Nadir Mokneche.
Some of these films have already found buyers in Germany, including "Nathalie…" and " Love Me If You Dare," which are slated for release on July 29 and August 12 respectively, as well as "The Story of Marie and Julien," which is due to hit German screens on the last Thursday in August.
Another high point for French films at the festival is the relocating of screenings for the "New French Cinema" Section, which, unlike in previous years, will take place in the same theaters as the rest of the Official Selection.
This 22nd Munich Festival thus looks promising for French films, especially in the light of the favorable conditions in the German market at this time.
Since the beginning of 2004, Germany has given a warm welcome to French films distributed in the country. "The Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse" by Olivier Dahan is currently making a splash, heading for the 500,000 admissions mark, and "Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran" by François Dupeyron is also coming close to attaining 400,000 admissions.
Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST