Corniche Kennedy opens FID - Marseille
by Fabien Lemercier
- The Mediterranean city will host the 27th edition of its film festival, open to all forms of cinema, from 12-18 July
Unveiled as a world premiere, Dominique Cabrera’s Corniche Kennedy [+see also:
film profile] (read the article – based on the Maylis de Kerangal novel) opened the 27th FID – International Film Festival Marseille today. The festival will run until 18 July, offering a lavish line-up of more than 200 films from 36 countries, including a Hong Sang-Soo retrospective, which will be attended by the famous Korean maestro.
Among the 17 titles duking it out in the international competition, 12 will be having their world premieres, including the French-Brazilian co-production Mata Atlantica by Nicolas Klotz and Elisabeth Perceval (a duo renowned for their titles Pariah, The Wound [+see also:
film profile], Heartbreak Detector [+see also:
film profile] and so on), Belgian director Boris Lehman’s Funérailles (De l'art du mourir), Ignasi Duarte’s French production El monstruo de la piedra, André Gil Mata’s How I Fell in Love with Eva Ras (Portugal/Bosnia-Herzegovina) and the short film Sarah Winchester, Opéra Fantôme by well-known director Bertrand Bonello (featuring Reda Kateb in the lead role).
A number of films are also having their international premieres. This includes the Irish movie Further Beyond by Christine Molloy and Joe Lowlor, German director Philip Scheffner’s Havarie [+see also:
film profile] (unveiled in Berlinale’s Forum section), Seob Kim Boninsegni’s Swiss production Occupy the Pool [+see also:
film profile] (screened at the Tous Ecrans Festival in Geneva) and Those Shocking Shaking Days by Selma Doborac (Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina). The other competing titles in this section are from Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, the USA, Israel, Lebanon and Japan.
When it comes to the French competition, ten titles will be having their world premieres, including the following features: In the Steps of Trisha Brown by Marie-Hélène Rebois, Noëlle Pujol’s Jumbo/Toto, Stories about an Elephant, UFE (UnFilmEvénement) by César Vayssié and Djamel Kerkar’s co-production with Algeria, Atkal. Another film worth highlighting from this section is Christophe Bisson’s Silêncio.
As a final note, the documentaries Draguino by Clément Cogitore (a French-Finnish co-production, currently in pre-production), Je sentais que mon visage était de feu by Nicolas Klotz and Elisabeth Perceval (in production), Communism by Karel Vachek (Czech Republic/Slovakia; in pre-production), Les heures heureuses by Marine Deyres (France/Switzerland) and Sauvagerie by the French duo of Jonathan Le Fourn and Rémi de Gaalon (in post-production) are among the ten projects selected for this year’s FIDLab co-production support platform (eighth edition from 15-16 July).
(Translated from French)