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French Film Festival - supported also by "Panait Istrati" County Library Braila

French Film Festival - supported also by "Panait Istrati" County Library Braila

The 27th edition of thețFrench Film Festival în Romaânia will take place during 15-26 March București and in 12 other cities in the country: Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași, Arad, Brașov, Brăila, Constanța, Craiova, Sfântu Gheorghe, Sibiu, Suceava și Târgu Mureș.

In Braila the Festival is hosted by the County Library "Panait Istrati" from 17-19 March. The programme of the event includes the following films that can be viewed at the Media Library section of the library:

Friday 17 MarchSaturday 18 MarchSunday 19 March


Pierre Salvadori




Michel Seydoux, Laurent Charbonnier




Louis Garrel




Rebecca Zlotowski




James Huth

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 By choosing the theme of this edition, "Cinéma, my love / Cinema, my love"the festival își affirmă once again support for cinemas in Romaniaânia, which isă mulți years în a situationție difficultă.  

 Sărute on the displayș is a reference to Jean Eustache, one of the greatest filmmakersșyou French. The festival will present twoă of his films în restored copies: "My Little Lovers" ș"Mommy and the Whore""Mommy and the Whore" work of arta true black diamond of the seventh art, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. In București, the film will be screened în prezența special guest to be announced.

 To mark 30 years ofând Romaânia is a member of the OIF, theția care promovează French languageă, multilingualism și cultural diversityăthe festival includes for the first time în its dry programmingțiunea PéFrench-speaking pites, or selectție of films presented at the most important international film festivals.ționale. This selection included films such as "The Line" from Ursula Meier, or productionție franco-elvețiană selectedă Berlinale 2022, which tells the story of a dysfunctional familyționale.

 In the same context of celebrating the Francophonie, the festival will găzdui, în partnership with TV5 Monde, the international French-language channel, the launch of în Romaânia of the French-speaking and completely free streaming platform TV5MONDEplus: , în prezențof TV5 Monde's director general, Yves Bigot. To arăyour diversity și creativitatea des cultures francophones din în the whole world TV5MONDEplus offersă withținut exclusive în Frenchă and to address the Romanian public directly, româna becomes the sixth languageă integrated subtitlingă platform.

 In addition to the novelties of this edition, the festival also keeps its secțiunile tradiționale: Film Panorama of the YearCompetițyoung talent - feature film and Competițyoung talent - short film.

 Secțiunea Panorama, secțiunea emblematică of the festival, will present 10 films that have been particularly successful in terms of audience appreciation și a criticii from Franța, în 2023. They includeără "The innocent" from Louis Garrel, a political comedyțistă presentedă în outside competitionțthe Cannes Film Festival 2022 or "Saint Omer" from Alice DiopSilver Lion at the Venice Festivalțn 2022, a filmă highly valuedă of internal criticismțională film. Competițyoung talent - feature film put în value, as îach year, debut films by young directors. These includeă în the race for Audience Award: o bursă 1000 euro offeredă by the French Institute of România. Among the feature films presented areără "Dying at Ibiza" from Anton Balekdjian, Mattéo Eustachon și Léo Couture, a subtle andi emoționant about friendship, ș"Astrakan" from David DepessevilleCompetițyoung talent - short film presentă Romanian publicân five short films by young filmmakersșthat have conquered the hearts of festival audiences in France and abroad.ța. A jury of three film critics - Iulia Necșulescu, Codrin Vasile and ȘTefan Ristea - will choose câștigăcompeting torusției. The prize consists of îa stay at Rs Pocket Residence of the French Institute in România la București: an ideal setting în care cineastul câștigător will be able to să develop a feature film project.

 For the second consecutive year, the Festival își extinde composența professională by organising a debate on the topic: What is the future sălilor our cinema? Cineaști, producători șand distributors will discuss the current stateă of cinemas și will try to find possible solutions for creșterea numărului de cinematografe din România. Discussțwill be organizedă în partnership with publicația Films in FrameÎIn this context, will be presentă Bucureșyou or delegatesție a École nationale supérieure des métiers de l'image et du son (Fémis) -  most importantă școală of film from Franța.

 The French Film Festival is organized by the French Institute of Romania in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iași and Timișoara and co-organized by: the Municipal Centre of Culture Arad, Alianța French Brașov, Cinefeel Breila, Multifunctional Educational Centre for Youth "Jean Constantin" Constanta, Inspire Cinema Craiova, Arta by Cityplex Sfântu Gheorghe, Radu Stanca National Theatre Sibiu, Alliance Française Suceava and K'Art Târgu Mureș

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