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FESTIVALS Germany

A week of French cinema in Berlin

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Opening today, the German capital is hosting the 7th French Cinema Week (June 14-20) in two Berlin theatres: Cinéma Paris and Filmtheater am Friedrichshain.

The event – which this year is focusing on recent films and the diversity of genres – is also celebrating French-speaking productions, with almost all 16 films French productions. Three titles will be presented from Belgium, Quebec and Switzerland.

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Benoît Jacquot’s Venice prize-winning film The Untouchable [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
will open the event this evening in the presence of the director and its actress Isild Le Besco, while Catherine Corsini’s Ambitious [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
will close the festival.

Berlin audiences can also choose from Tony Gatlif’s latest feature, Cannes out-of-competition entry Transylvania [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, starring Asia Argento; Rachid Bouchareb’s Days of Glory [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jean Bréhat
interview: Rachid Bouchareb
film profile
]
(see Focus); Lucas Belvaux’s French/Belgium film The Right of the Weakest [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
; Pascale Ferran’s Lady Chatterley [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
; and Christophe Honoré’s Inside Paris [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
.

The full programme can be viewed on the festival site.

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(Translated from French)

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