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7. French Film Week in Berlin
Getting in contact with the slogan “The most beautiful French from New York,” advertises the New National Gallery in Berlin for its big summer exhibition of French masterpieces of the 19th Century from the New York Metropolitan Museum. With the slogan: “The most beautiful French come from Paris” holds the French Film Week in Berlin with her this year’s program, however – not quite as bold but just as exciting. An absolute must for fans of French cinema.
The French Film Week will this year in the seventh round: One week of 14 to 20 June 2007 in Berlin and Paris Cinéma Cinemas movie theater at Friedrichshain (FAF), a selection of recent French films to be seen. On display are a total of 16 movies as the first German productions with German or English subtitles. Including three Francophone films from Belgium, Canada and Switzerland, which run in the Nebensektion “Francociné.
There will be numerous directors and actors to be present for audience discussion. So far announced are: actor Birol Ünel, shown in Transylvania by Tony Gatlif. Director Benoît Jacquot and actress Isild Le Besco, imagine the opening of the film L’Intouchable. Maïwenn, the sister of Isild Le Besco, is also present and makes their debut in front Pardonnez-moi. For other guests include Catherine Corsini, Jean-Henri Meunier, Christophe Otzenberger, Yann Trégouët, Jean-Luc Bideau, Nathalie Donnini and Hippolyte Girardot, which can be seen, in two films in the program: Lady Chatterley and Où avais-ja la tête?
The Program Information:
Director: Tony Gatlif
Zingarina (Asia Argento) travels with her friend Marie (Amira Casar), to Transylvania in order to find her lover, from whom she is expecting a child. When he rejects her brutally, but she will not go back to France. In the unknown Transylvania met her the lone gold dealers Tchangalo (Birol Ünel). Drama of the 1948 born in Algiers, Tony Gatlif, who emigrated to France in the 60s. Gatlif, who works as a director, scriptwriter, cinematographer, composer and actor, in particular, succeeded in becoming, with Gadjo Dilo 1997 and Exile (2004), for which he received the award for best director at Cannes 2004th
Special open air screening in the Cultural Forum on 13 June at 21.30 clock in the presence of actor Birol Ünel
repeated on 16 June at 21.30 clock in Cinéma Paris (with special guest)
L’Intouchable / The Untouchable (2006)
directed by Benoît Jacquot
The opening film of the French Film Week tells the story of the young actress Jeanne (Isild Le Besco), learns from her mother (Bérengère Bonvoisin) that her father is an Indian from the caste of “untouchables” and then on a trip to Varanasi on the Ganges, India’s moves. For her role has Isild Le Besco the price of the best Promising Actress at the 63rd Film Festival in Venice 2006 won. The director Benoît Jacquot, born 1947 in Paris, has already made films with Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert and Isabelle Adjani. Intouchable L’is a declaration of love for India.
opening in the presence of director Benoît Jacquot and actress Isild Le Besco Cinéma in Paris on 14 June at 20.00, with repeat guests in FaF on 15 June at 19.00 clock
Hors de prix / Priceless (2006)
Director: Pierre Salvadori
comedy about a young Irène (Audrey Tautou), the billionaires can pay for their expensive bills, and the shy Jean (Gad Elmaleh), whom she considers to be such. When she learns that he’s only a poor porter is, she wants nothing more from him. But Jean has long been in love with her and she wants to win back. Born in Tunisia director Pierre Salvadori 1993 turned his first film Cible émouvante. In addition, he previously directed comedies, dramas such as Les Marchands en Sable (2000 ).
FaF on 14 June at 20.00 clock
Cinéma Paris on 20 June at 19.00 clock
Najac Ici, à vous la Terre (2006)
Director to accompany Jean-Henri Meunier
a quirky comedy about Najac documentary, a small village in the Aveyron. director Jean-Henri Meunier and interviewed the residents, whether baker, mechanic or station master in their daily lives. The film was of the 1949-born photographer Meunier 2006 Competition out of competition at Cannes. In addition to documentaries, he also turns music documentaries.
Cinéma Paris on 15 June at 19.00 clock in the presence of director Jean-Henri Meunier
FaF on 16 June at 21.30 clock ( with guest)
Pardonnez-moi / Forgive Me (2006)
debut film, the 31-year-old director and actress Maïwenn in which she herself plays the lead. It’s all about the pregnant Violette (Maïwenn) who wants to dedicate her child, a film about the family. Consequently, they want to film everything: secrets, wounds, confrontations, especially with her father, Dominique (Pascal Greggory), who has abused a child. Maïwenn is the daughter one French-Vietnamese and a Kabylin and older sister of actress Isild Le Besco from L’Intouchable.
Cinéma Paris on 15 June at 21.30 clock in the presence of director and lead actress Maïwenn
FaF on June 16 clock at 19.00 (with special guest)
Indigenes / Days of Glory (2006)
Director: Rachid Bouchareb
war drama of four young North African and African soldiers who move voluntarily during the second World War in the Second World War to liberate their “motherland” France from the Nazis. Despite all the merits of the North African soldiers remain foreign bodies in the army, they are consistently passed over for promotions, harassed and burned on dangerous missions in every possible way. director Rachid Bouchareb, 1953 Born in Paris, the son of Algerian immigrants, engaged in his films again and again with the themes of identity, history, time and culture shock. His most important work has been Little Senegal (2001), a film about the contradictions and conflicts between Black Africa and Black America “. Indigènes was shown in 2006 Cannes competition and won the male ensemble cast with the award for best actor.
Cinéma Paris on 16 June at 16.00 clock
FaF on 17 June at 21.30 Clock
Lady Chatterley (2006)
Director: Pascale Ferran
World Literature by DH Lawrence from the England of the 20s on the big screen: Constance Chatterley (Marina Hands) married to a wealthy but soon the war paralyzed mine owner (Hippolyte Girardot), begins an affair with her estate’s gamekeeper (Jean-Louis Coulloc’h). The film, which also ran in the panorama of the 57th Berlin Film Festival, Marina Hands won the César in 2007 as best actress. With Lady Chatterley reverses the director Pascal Ferran returns after ten years absence. The actor, Hippolyte Girardot is a guest at the French Film Week, and also the program in Où avais-ja la tête? seen.
on FaF June 17 at 16.00 clock
Cinéma Paris on June 17 at 11:00 clock and on 19 June at 21.30 clock
in the presence of the actor, Hippolyte Girardot
Dans Paris / Inside Paris (2006) ( #) Director: Christophe Honore
After Paul (Romain Duris), a passionate affair has gone to pieces, he moves back to Paris in his father’s father and falls into a depression. His brother Jonathan (Louis Garrel), however, only spray of such ease and passion. He tries to cheer up Paul, but who wants to remain lying in bed, my dear. Jonathan makes his own way and met a woman in the city after another. Dans Paris is a portrait of a family and a tribute to Nouvelle Vague by writer, writer-director Christophe Honore. With his latest film Les Chansons d’amour (2007) Honoré was represented in competition at Cannes 2007th
Cinéma Paris on 17 June at 21.30 clock (# ) FaF on 18 June at 19.00 clock
Mauvaise foi / Bad Faith (2006)
Director: Roschdy Zem
romantic comedy about the Jewish Clara (Cécile de France) and the Arab Ismaël (Roschdy Zem ): They live together happily in love with Paris. When Clara becomes pregnant, however, does appear to unexpected problems. Beginning with the election of the first name or the issue of circumcision, the couple has to put up with the differences in terms of their background and tradition apart, leading to insincerity and small lies lead. The director Roschdy Zem, son of Moroccan immigrants, Mauvaise Foi shall submit with his debut film. So far, he worked as an actor with his role of drug addicts in N’oublie pas que tu va mourir (1995, directed by Xavier Beauvois), he managed to break even. In 2006 he got for Indigènes, which will also be shown at the French Film Week, the collective award for best male lead in Cannes.
Cinéma Paris on 18 June at 19.00 clock
FaF on 20 June at 19.00 clock
Itinéraires / Trapped (2005)
Director: Christophe Otzenberger
told The second feature from documentary filmmaker Christophe Otzenberger the story of the young man Thierry Chartier (Yann Trégouët) again and again comes into conflict with the law. With 18 years has served out his first criminal record. Due to the murder, he is wrongfully convicted to seven years in prison, but is later freed on parole. The attempt to start a new life, fails. Because he witnesses a murder he did not commit, and is afraid of jail, he escapes and becomes the ideal culprit in the eyes of the police.
Cinéma Paris on 18 June at 21.00 Clock in the presence of director and actor Christophe Otzenberger Yann Trégouët
FaF on 19 June at 19.00 clock (with guests)
Où avais-je la tête? (2006)
Director: Nathalie Donnini ( #) instead of working women: for Paul-Vincent (Hippolyte Girardot), women are far too complicated, unpredictable and hurtful. Rather, he focuses on his work, which has made him a successful banker. One day he meets Agnès (Judith Rémy) know who is completely surprised that he resists her charm. The comedy Où avais-je la tête Donninis is Nathalie’s first feature film before it has completed a number of short films.
Cinéma Paris on 19 June at 19.00 clock in the presence of Actor, Hippolyte Girardot
FaF on 18 June at 21.30 clock
Azur et Asmar (2006)
Director: Michel Ocelot
animated film by Michel Ocelot has two children who grow up like brothers and one day be torn apart: Azur, blonde and blue-eyed, and Asmar, dark hair and dark eyes. Both dream of a fairy from the tales of her nurse and become rivals. Azur et Asmar won the award for best animated feature film at the International Animation Film Festival Stuttgart 2007, he also ran in 2006 in the “Un certain regard” at Cannes. The director Michel Ocelot was discovered in 1998 with Kirikou et la sorcière from wide audiences and hailed by the critics.
Cinéma Paris on 19 June at 10.00 clock / Matinée
Les ambitieux / Ambitious (2006)
Director: Catherine Corsini
satirical comedy in the literary milieu around the affair between the young and ambitious author Julien (Eric Caravaca) and the notorious publisher Judith Zahn (Karin Viard) that he repudiates any talent. When he was in her apartment found the hidden diary of her late father as a revolutionary fighter, he will write his first great novel. Judith rejects that forbids him to the manuscript and publish, leaves him. But he published it anyway – with great success. The director Catherine Corsini a passion since her youth theater and literature. Since her debut film Poker (1988) she has produced six feature films, most recently Mariées mais pas trop (2003) with Jane Birkin.
FaF on 19 June at 21.30 clock in the presence of Catherine Corsini
Cinéma Paris on June 20 at 21:00 Clock closing film (with guest)
Neuvaine La (Canada, 2005)
Director: Bernard Émond
The doctor Jeanne (Elise Guilbault) feels responsible for the death of a child and his mother. how desperate she is, she wants to in the St. Lawrence throwing power, but there met François (Patrick Drolet), who prays for his needs in the dying grandmother. “touched by his quiet grief, she accompanies him to his village and finds himself back to himself. The award-winning drama La Neuvaine comes from the director Bernard Émond, who has made so far with two feature films a name: La femme qui boit (2001) and 20h17, rue Darling (2003).
FaF on 15 June at 21.30 Clock
Cinéma Paris on 17 June at 17.00 clock
Mon frère se marie (Switzerland 2006)
Director: Jean-Stéphane Bron
The Vietnamese Vinh (Quoc Dung Nguyen) was recorded many years ago as “boat people” refugees from the Swiss Family Depierraz. Now he wants (his biological mother from Vietnam to visit Man Thu) and finally meet the family who has raised her son. The unexpected visit brings the family a complete muddle, because long ago it is no longer what it can be announced on the postcards to the Far East. The permit is valid, it should be preserved and incorporated the old roles again. Comedy and feature film debut of the Lausanne-born director Jean-Stephane Bron, who has previously shot numerous short films and documentaries.
Cinéma Paris on 16 June at 19.00 clock in the presence of actor Jean-Luc Bideau
FaF 17 June at 19.00 clock
La raison du plus faible / The Right of the Weakest (Belgium 2006)
Director: Lucas Belvaux
with La Raison du plus faible / The Right Of The Weakest was Lucas Belvaux 2006 represented the Official Competition in Cannes. With his film, he tells the story of three friends in a gray Belgian steel town: Jean-Pierre (Patrick Descamps) sits in a wheelchair, Robert (Claude Semal) is unemployed metal worker and Patrick (Eric Caravaca) is a family man and also without a job. Regularly they meet in a pub to play cards. Soon they met Marc (Lucas Belvaux), who has been working since his release from prison in a beer factory. The love of money is a constant issue, especially because there is not enough. When the scooter is broken by Patrick’s wife Carol, and the saved money despite working hard for a replacement is not enough to decide on the men to take a robbery. With the round meticulously planning the coup, but it quickly becomes clear that their slipping into the criminal milieu will change their lives. The attack finally ends in disaster. Of Namur, born in 1961 in Lucas Belvaux’s director, screenwriter and actor. He played with among others in films by Claude Chabrol and Jacques Rivette, 1992 before he switched to directing. In German cinema has recently been fascinated by his trilogy Cavale, Un couple see épatant and Après la vie (2002).
FaF on 16 June at 16.30 clock
Cinéma Paris on 17 June at 19.00 clock
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