French touch in Hollywood
Organised by the French-American Cultural Funds (SACEM, Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, MPA), with the support of the ARP , Unifrance and the French embassy in the United States, the event is an opportunity for French cinema to promote itself after a year in which French films beat their previous box office records in the US (€125m).
Attending this year’s festival are filmmakers Michael Mann and Taylor Hackford, who have come to discover French production as representatives of the US director’s union.
The line-up includes 18 features and a programme of shorts (accompanied by a delegation of actors and filmmakers), most notably Orchestra Seats [+see also:
film profile] by Danièle Thompson, Gabrielle [+see also:
film profile] by Patrice Chéreau, Heading South [+see also:
interview: Laurent Cantet
interview: Robin Campillo
interview: Simon Arnal-Szlovak
film profile] by Laurent Cantet, How Much Do You Love Me? by Bertrand Blier and La Fille du juge by William Karel.
Industry professionals and general audiences will also be able to enjoy Royal Palace! by Valérie Lemercier, Housewarming [+see also:
film profile] by Brigitte Roüan, La Boîte noire by Richard Berry, In His Hands [+see also:
film profile] by Anne Fontaine, Grey Souls [+see also:
film profile] by Yves Angelo, Papa by Maurice Barthélemy, Edy by Stéphane Guerin, Sky Fighters by Gérard Pirès, Love is in the Air by Rémi Bezançon, Locked Out [+see also:
film profile] by Albert Dupontel, Not Here to Be Loved [+see also:
film profile] by Stéphane Brizé, and Ces jours heureux by Eric Tolédano and Olivier Nakache.
(Translated from French)
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