2007 FILM SELECTION ANNOUNCED!
Thursday, June 28, 2007
The 6th Sacramento French Film Festival will open on Friday July 20th at 6pm with a fabulous opening reception, followed at 8:30pm by the acclaimed deeply moving and astonishing drama by Andre Techine, THE WITNESSES (Les Temoins), starring Emmanuelle Beart and Michel Blanc.
The Festival will close on Sunday July 29th with DANS PARIS, the witty comedy in homage to Paris and the New Wave by up-and-coming director Christophe Honore; followed by a champagne party.
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THE SELECTION OF PREMIERES WILL INCLUDE 5 OTHER FEATURES:
-PRIVATE FEAR IN PUBLIC PLACES (Coeurs) the latest film by veteran Alain Resnais, winner of the Silver Lion at the 2006 Venice Film Festival - nominated Best Film of the Year by the legendary magazine Les Cahiers du Cinema and the French Syndicate of Film Critics.
-MY BEST FRIEND (Mon Meilleur Ami), the latest comedy by Patrice Leconte, one of France's most renowned writer-directors, a wonderful story on love and friendship;
-FLANDERS (Flandres), the unconventional and challenging latest film by Bruno Dumont, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
-LADY CHATTERLEY by Pascale Ferran, winner of the Cesar (French Academy Award) for Best Film and Best Actress in 2007 (for leading lady Marina Hands);
-THE MAN OF MY LIFE (L Homme de ma vie), the seductive second feature of Zabou Breitman who enchanted the Festival goers with Try to remember in 2004.
OUR INFAMOUS MIDNIGHT MOVIES WILL CELEBRATE EROTICISM WITH:
-On Saturday July 21st, the quintessential erotic film, EMMANUELLE (1974)
-On Saturday July 28th, EXTERMINATING ANGELS (Les Anges exterminateurs), the latest film by Jean-Claude Brisseau, French cinema's bad boy.
THE SFFF WILL PRESENT 4 DIVERSE CLASSICS:
-ARMY OF SHADOW (L Armee des Ombres, 1969), the historical drama and masterpiece by Jean-Pierre Melville that had never been released in the U.S. before this year and was voted Best Film of the Year by several influential American film critics.
-MY UNCLE (Mon Oncle, 1958), the comedy by Jacques Tati, starring Monsieur Hulot. An excellent choice for children of all ages, very little dialog and subtitles.
-FANFAN LA TULIPE (1952) an adventure film by Christian Jaque, starring Gerard Philipe. A favorite hero of French children!
-THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN (La cite des enfants perdus, 1995), a surprising sci-fi movie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (the director of Amelie) and Marc Caro.
TWO SHORT FILM PROGRAMS, COMPRISING AWARD-WINNING FRENCH SHORT FILMS AND LOCAL SHORT FILMS with a French flavor, complete the 2007 program.
For more information about the films, show times and to watch movie trailers
OTHER EVENTS include free breakfasts following the midnight screenings; an exhibition of original artworks by Sacramento artists in the lobby of the Crest; and a raffle for a chance to win two round-trip tickets to Paris on Air France and two trips for two at the Grand Re- Opening of Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico!