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Petty Cash

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Dirty Job Films and Reign Supreme Entertainment is proud to announce the addition of International film actress Bai Ling to the cast of Petty Cash. Bai Ling ( Crank: High Voltage, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow , Anna and the King and ABCTV's Lost) will play Coco, a lonely sad soul who falls in a circle of violence. She will shoot her scenes at the end of September. Petty Cash is written and directed by Ross Bigley, (president of Milwaukee Independent Film Society, festival...

Festival With A View: Martha's Vineyard International FF

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  It is known as the playground of the rich and famous. In fact, it is the preferred summer holiday destination for U.S. Presidents (including Barack Obama and his family just two weeks ago). It is the tony enclave of Martha's Vineyard, an island off Cap Cod, Massachussets, that is hosting its 5th annual film festival this weekend. The Festival is showcasing some of the strongest films from the festival circuit, bringing top flight independent and international films to both locals ...

2 weeks to the 6th Zurich Film Festival

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The 6th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) will open in two weeks time (taking place September 23 – October 3) with the world premiere screening of Michael Steiner’s mystery thriller “Sennentuntschi.” The public can expect a broad spectrum of film-related offerings, from the screening of films in the three Golden Eye competition sections to the much-loved red carpet gala evenings and many more screening series and fringe events. As announced to the press in Zurich on Thursday by the Festival’...

African directors to film in China for Rotterdam Film Festival program

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Inspired by the growing influence of China in some African countries, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) asks seven filmmakers from South Africa, Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and Angola to make films in China. The African directors' films will premiere, along with a contextual film program, during the Rotterdam's 40th edition. The program, titled ‘Raiding Africa', includes a film workshop produced by the IFFR in collaboration with the Li Xianting Film School in Beijing and sup...

Pardo d’onore to JIA Zhang-ke

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For the occasion the Festival will screen one of the director’s masterpieces, Platform (2000), as well as his latest documentary film, I Wish I Knew (2010), shown in the section “Un certain regard” at the Cannes Festival this year. In addition, a masterclass with JIA Zhang-ke, open to all, will be held on Friday, August 6 at the Forum.A leading figure in the “sixth generation” of Chinese filmmakers, JIA Zhang-ke was born in 1970 in Fenyang and later graduated from the Beijing Film Acad...

Lumière d'espoir

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Director: Victor Muh.
A girl finds a door.

“Le soleil derrière les nuages: La lutte pour la liberté du Tibet " Interview with Film Directors: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

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“Le soleil derrière les nuages: La lutte pour la liberté du Tibet " Ouvertures le 31 Mars 2010 au Forum du film Récemment a Palm Springs, Festival du Film International, s'est tenue des projections a caractéristiques chinoises du 5 au 18 Janvier 2010, "Cité de vie et de mort” et “Vite,Vite, Lentement”, qui ont été retirés du festival du film pour etre gérée par le groupe du Film de l’Etat Chinois afin de protester contre le choix du festival et pour montrer" ...

Francophonie Film festival : Audience Award for Panic in Town

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The Francophonie Film Festival ended this Monday after a beautiful month of screening in Beijing.  On the last day, we were delighted to show once again "Panic in Town" to an overwhelmed audience who was thrilled to see the Belgium film for the first or second time. Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar's animation film won the Audience Award with more than 17 000 votes. An online vote had been organised on CRI.cn during the whole month of March for the audience to ch...

“The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom

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“The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom”Opens March 31st, 2010 at “Film Forum”Recently, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, held this past January 5-18, 2010, screenings of Chinese features, “City of Life and Death” and “Quick, Quick, Slow”, were taken out of the film festival by the state-run China Film Group in order to protest the festival’s choice to show the “The Sun Behind The Clouds”, which takes on a unique Tibetan perspective on the...

"The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet's Struggle For Freedom" Interview with Directors: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

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“The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom”Opens March 31st, 2010 at “Film Forum”  Recently, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, held this past January 5-18, 2010, screenings of Chinese features, “City ofLife and Death” and “Quick, Quick, Slow”, were taken out of the film festival by the state-run China Film Group in order to protest the festival’s choice to show the “The Sun Behind The Clouds”, which takes on  a unique Tibetan perspective on...

Senegalese director Mansour Sora Wade in Beijing

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The Senegalese director, Mansour Sora Wade, was invited from March 22 to March 27 by the Francophonie Film Festival to present his film "The Price of forgiveness" to the Chinese audience. "The Price of forgiveness" (2001) tells the story of a love triangle between Yatma, Mbanik and Maxoye who are living in a small fishermen village. Their passion will lead Yatma to the killing of his friend Mbanick.The murderer will then marry Maxoye and will have to live his entire li...

Férid Boughedir brings Tunisian cultural to China

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Férid Boughedir, Tunisian director, cinema critic and African cinema specialist, was invited to Beijing to take part in the Francophonie Film Festival to present his film "A summer at La Goulette" (1996) to the Chinese audience.   The film deals with the friendship and cohabitation of different cultures and religions (Islam, Catholicism and Judaism) in the 1970s, just before the 6 days war started in the Middle East. The story evolves around three teenage gi...

Where will the Festival de Cannes be in five years time?

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A note from the President Politics, allegedly, is the art of answering questions you haven’t been asked. I won’t be doing that today. People often ask: where will the Festival de Cannes be in five years time? The only question that I find important is that of the future of independent, auteur cinema, and thus the future of film festivals, as they are basically the same thing. For a long time I believed that cinema was a kind of royal processional road along which one went from Lu...

French Film Panorama

7th French Film Panorama

One month - 25 new French Films - 15 directors and actors - 5 cities

The French Film Panorama will take place in China, travelling to Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chengdu and Guangzhou, from April 1st to April 30th.

A selection of 25 recently released French films, 13 feature films and 12 short films, established in cooperation with SARFT (State Administration of Radio, Film and Television) will be presented to the public in the multiplexes of the 5 cities. The films will screen in French with Chinese subtitles and will be followed by Q&A sessions with the audience. 

A delegation of directors and artists will be travelling to China during the festival to introduce their film, conduct master classes and meet the press:

Mona Achache - director of "The Hedgedog"

Josiane Balasko - actress of "The Hedgedog", " Park Benches"                                     

Stéphane Brizé - director "Mademoiselle Chambon"                                                                                   

Ivan Calbérac - director "Alternate week (and half the vacation)"                                                                                             

Julie Lopes Curval - director "Hidden Diary"                                                                                                                        

Denis Dercourt - director "Tomorrow at Dawn"                                                                                                                    

Alice de Lencquesaing - actress "The father of my children"                                                                                    

Louis-Do de Lencquesaing - actor "The father of my children"                                                                                         

Emmanuel Mouret - director and actor "Please please me"                                                                                       

Vincent Perez - actor "Tomorrow at dawn"                                                                                                                 

Bruno Podalydès - director and actor "Park Benches"                                                                                         

Laurent Tirard - director "Little Nicholas"

The Panorama is made possible with the support of CNC, Ubifrance, Paris City Government, Air France, Fondation Gan, Groupama, LVT, Société Générale, Forte, Peugeot, Citroën, Chengdu experimental foreign languages school, Cinando, Studio Ciné Live, Broadway Cinema, Stellar Cinema Chengdu, Shanghai International Film Festival, Jinyizhujiang Movie Circuits, Movie Vane, Sofitel Wanda Chengdu, Sofitel Shanghai Hyland, Hotel G Beijing, the Garden Hotel Guangzhou, French Cultural Centre and Alliance Française, Art Genesis. 

Film List

Screenings will be held in French with Chinese subtitles

Feature Films

Alternate weeks (and half the vacation) directed by Ivan Calbérac

Eleonore's dream directed by Dominique Monféry

The father of my children directed by Mia Hansen-Love

The Hedgedog directed by Mona Achache

Hidden Diary directed by Julie Lopes Curval

L'homme de chevet directed by Alain Monne

In the beginning directed by Xavier Giannoli

Little Nicholas directed by Laurent Tirard

Mademoiselle Chambon directed by Stéphane Brizé

Park Benches directed by Bruno Podalydès

Please please me directed by Emmanuel Mouret

Tomorrow at dawn directed by Denis Dercourt

Welcome to the sticks directed by Dany Boon

 

Short Films

Program 1

7.57 am-pm directed by Simon Lelouch

Allons-y! Alonzo! directed by Camille Moulin-Dupré

The Holy Feast directed by Annelaure Daffis & Léo Marchand

L'homme qui dort directed by Inès Sedan

My name is Dominic directed by Nicolas Sihol

Self defense directed by Thomas Gayrard

 

Program 2

The Bed By the window directed by Michaël Barocas

French roast directed by Fabrice O.Joubert

The Little Dragon directed by Bruno Collet

Lost days office directed by Jean-François Fontanel

Masques directed by Jérôme Boulbès

The story of my life directed by Pierre Ferriere

 

Cinema Information:

In Beijing:

Broadway Cinemas, Broadway Cinematheque Moma, Star City cinema

In Shanghai:

To confirm

In Chengdu:

Stellar Xi Nan Yingdu 

In Wuhan:

Hongshan Auditorium

In Guangzhou:

Guangzhou Jin Yi International Cinema, China Plaza Theatre

 

For more information about the films and delegation please go to:

http://www.faguowenhua.com/public/presse

Sophie Marceau and Christophe Lambert in Mongolia

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  Sophie Marceau and her lover Christophe Lambert came to China from March 8 to March 12 to present their film "L'homme de chevet" directed by Alain Monne to the audience of the francophonie film festival.  After a few days spent in Beijing doing interviews and press conferences, the couple was taken by Christine Pernin and Sophie Molinier, the festival organisators to launch the francophonie film festival in Ulan Bator. The two French stars received a ve...

Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, "Panic in Town" directors coming to Beijing

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    The Belgium directors of "Panic in town", Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, came to Beijing from Thursday, March 4 to Sunday, March 8 to present to the Chinese audience their animation film. The film is a 70 minutes animation in which the caracters are small plastic figurines and home-made settings, the movement being done by taking a picture of every frame. A long process that took them 5 years in total from the writing of the script to the who...

Francophonie Film Festival Opening Ceremony 2010.03.04

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      This is it : the francophone film festival is started! And what a start! The opening ceremony was held at the Beijing Canadian International School, where are going to be hold half of the screenings, in the company of more than 250 guests, embassadors and delegates from many regions of the francophonie. The ceremony started with a cocktail organised by Comptoir de France and DCT Wines treated the guests with their delicious wine. Following w...

The Francophonie Film Festival Press Conference 2010.02.25

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The Francophonie Film Festival is ready to offer you the very best of francophone cinema during the whole month of March, starting from March4.               The festival was announced by a press conference last thursday, February 25th held at the MOMA broadway cinematheque and the Kubrick cafe - dongzhimenwai, xiangheyuan lu n.1- to present to the press the different...

Award-Winning Chinese Childrens' Films Screening in Hollywood

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China will be making its' first appearance at the 15th Annual International Family Film Festival, (IFFF) scheduled for March 10-14 at Raleigh Studios located at 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California (corner of Melrose and Van Ness). IFFF is a film and screenplay competition that promotes the sharing of family films through exhibition, adjudication and education. It brings the worldwide family together through shared stories and community.China and the Chinese film community have been partic...

Francophonie Film Festival

The Francophonie Film Festival will take place in Beijing from March 4 to March 30, 2010.

The festival will present 30 films from various members: France, Senegal, Switzerland, Quebec, Serbia, Vietnam, Tunisia, Belgium etc...

A large selection of feature films and shorts films, recent or older and popular films will be shown to the Chinese audience to let them discover the eclectic worlds of la Francophonie.

Each film will be screened in Beijing, once in the French cultural center and once in the Canadian International School of Beijing (with more than 350 seats), in their original version with Chinese subtitles. Some of them will also have French or English subtitles.

A delegation of directors and artists will be travelling to Beijing to introduce their movies, conduct master classes and meet the press:
From Tunis, Férid Boughedir with ‘’A summer in la Goulette’’
From Belgium, Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar with ‘’A town called panic'' (special screening Cannes film festival 2009)
From Senegal, Mansour Sora wade with ''The price of forgiveness''



OIF is an organisation that gathers countries and regions around the French language and/or the same values (cultural diversity, peace, democratic governance, consolidation of the State under the rule of law, environmental protection). It includes more than 56 members and about 14 observer countries, 870 millions people in all 5 continents in total.

The name of the festival, 法话影展, was created to underline that French is the main or second language of the countries showcasing their films.

A competition is organised on http://ent.cri.cn during the whole festival. The audience can vote on line for the best film of the festival. The best film will be shown one more time on March 29, at the French Cultural center.

The film festival is financed by TV5 World Asia, Sinohydro, the French Embassy in China, the Canadian Embassy in China, the Québec Bureau in China, the Wallonia – Brussels Delegation in China, and supported by the International Organisation of la Francophonie, and the Francophone embassies in China.


Feature films :

Austria: Hold up, by Florian Flicker, comedy, crime, 85min
Belgium: A town called panic, by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, animation, 75min
Benin: The valse of the big bottoms, by Jean Odoutan, drama, 88min
Bulgaria: Monkeys in winter, by Milena Andonova, drama, 111min
Canada: Sticky fingers, by Ken Scott, comedy, 180 min
Cyprius: Akamas, by Panikos Chrisanthou, drama, 124 min
Croatia: Slow days, by Matija Klukovic, drama, 102min
France: Cartagena, by Alain Monne, with Sophie Marceau and Christophe Lambert, drama, 93min
Greece: Dying in Athens, by Nikos Panayotopoulos, drama, musical, 100min
Hungaria: SOS Love, by Tamás Sas, comedy, 96min
Luxembourg: Réfractaire, by Nicolas Steil, drama, 100min
Québec: Necessities of life, by Benoît Pilon, drama, 102min
Czech republic: Mazany Filip, by Václav Marhoul, comedy, crime, 95min
Roumania: Americain fiancees, by Nicolae Margineanu, drama, 80min
Serbia: Technotise-Edit and I, by Aleksa Gajic, animation, 100min
Senegal: The price of forgiveness, by Mansour Sora Wade, drama, 2001, 90min  
Switzerland: Home, by Ursula Meier, drama, 98min
Tunisia: A summer in la Goulette, by Férid Boughedir, drama, 100min
Vietnam: Vertige, by Chuyên Bui Thac, drama, 2009, 110min  


Short films:
Belgium:Slow Motion, by Pascal Adant, animation, 6 min
KWIZ, by Renaud Callebaut, 5min50
Bulgaria: Cirque Sofia, by Pencho Kunchev, animation, 4 min28s
Canada: The necktie, by Jean-François Lévesque, animation, 12min
Diner for two, animation, 7min
Slepping Betty, de Oliver Jones, animation, 09 min
Black soul, de Oliver Jones, animation, 09 min
France: Oktapodi, de Julien BOCABEILLE, François-Xavier CHANIOUX, Olivier DELABARRE,
Thierry MARCHAND, Quentin MARMIER, Emud MOKHBERI, 2min25s.
Même les pigeons vont au paradis, de Samuel Tourneux, 8min40s.
Niger : La course au cadeau, by Marc AYEE, animation,19min




Informations :
All screenings are free and on a first come first seated basis.
Doors will open 30minutes before each screening.
No advance registration.
Please note the specific security requirements for each location :

•    Canadian International School of Beijing (28 Liangmaqiao Lu)
350 places
For more informations : www.cisb.com.cn
A passport or Id will be required to enter.

•    French cultural center (18, Gongti xi lu)   
81 places
For more informations : http://www.ccfpekin.org/

Anima Poster designed by François Schuiten

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Trailer of the EU Film Festival 2009

The trailer of the EU Film Festival 2009, which showcased 26 films from 26 EU countries in November 2009 in Beijing, Chengdu (Sichuan province) and Nanjing (Jiangsu province).

NEWSLETTER N° 444: December 9, 2009

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Actor present at the screening of the Austrian film for the EUFF

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We were happy to welcome Mr Wang Biao, the grand-father in the Austrian film "Mozart in China", to the screening of the film at the German Embassy School in Beijing on Sunday November 29. Representatives of the Austrian Embassy in Beijing welcomed the actor and introduced the film. After the screening, Mr Wang answered the questions of the audience.     Mr Wang was Assistant Director...

Belgium film director in China for the EU Film Festival

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At the Invitation of the Délégation Wallonie-Bruxelles in China, the director of the Belgium film “Formidable”, Dominique Standaert, traveled to Beijing and Chengdu to participate to the EU Film Festival's events. On Tuesday November 24, Dominique Standaert had a master class at the Communication University of China in Beijing in front of forty students. On Wednesday November 25,  Dominique Standaert presented his film at the Italian Istitute of Culture (It...

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