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29 November 2010

Festival of Film

For its very first national edition, the Festival du Film Français in South Africa proposes a fresh programming of contemporary French movies selected by guest curator, Oliver Hermanus.

The talented “little prince” of South African cinema, who has attended Cinéfondation in Cannes in 2009, has been given “carte blanche” for the selection of movies which reflects the dynamism and the variety of contemporary French Cinema.

Highlights of the festival include the screenings of:

* Tournée (On Tour) directed by Mathieu Amalric, in the presence of Oliver Hermanus at the opening night. Mathieu Amalric is internationally known for his role in the last James Bond Munich directed by Steven Spielberg and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly directed by Julian Schnabel. Tournée received the Prize of the Best Director at the Cannes International Film Festival 2010.

* Des Hommes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men) directed by Xavier Beauvois (courtesy of Videovision) in the presence of the director Xavier Beauvois. Des Hommes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men) received the Grand Prix at the Cannes International Film Festival 2010 and was part of the official selection of the Annual Academy Awards.

* La Vénus Noire (Black Venus) directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, in the presence of the actor André Jacobs at the closing night. La Vénus Noire (Black Venus) was part of official selection of the Venice Film Festival 2010 and the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.

During the festival, Oliver Hermanus will give an exceptional master class in each participating city based on his first feature film Shirley Adams (Best South African Film, Best Actress, Best First Feature Film at the Durban Film Festival).

The festival was born out of a desire to develop and share with the South African public the incredible wealth of French cinema and is addressed to cinema enthusiasts and Francophiles eager for alternative to multiplex cinemas programming.

The festival is co-organised by the French Institute of South Africa, the network of Alliances Francaises in South Africa and the Embassy of France in South Africa with the support of Unifrance, Culturesfrance, Credit Agricole, Accor group and the Region Ile de France.

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