All systems go for the Champs-Elysées Film Festival
- French and US independent cinema are the stars of the 11th edition of the event, taking place in Paris from 21 to 28 June
The Champs-Elysées Film Festival (founded and presided by the very dynamic Sophie Dulac) returns to its favourite slot on the calendar for its 11th edition, which will open tonight with After Yang by Kogonada. Until 28 June, when it will close with a screening of Everything Everywhere All At Once by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, more than 60 US and French independent films will be screened in the venues (the Balzac, the Lincoln, Publicis Cinémas, the Gaumont Pathé Champs-Élysées Marignan and the UGC Normandie) of the famous Parisian avenue, where will also be present as guests of honour director Ari Aster and film composer Dan Deacon.
Headed by French director and actress Emmanuelle Bercot (who is joined by Maïmouna Doucouré, Rebecca Marder, Diego Ongaro and Albin de la Simone), the feature film jury will judge two competitions dedicated to independent cinema, one bringing together six US films, and the other, six French films. The latter will include the striking film Rodeo [+see also:
interview: Lola Quivoron and Julie Ledru
film profile] by Lola Quivoron (discovered in Cannes, in the Un Certain Regard section), Summer Scars [+see also:
interview: Simon Rieth
film profile] by Simon Rieth (well-received on the Croisette, in Critics’ Week), Heartbeast by Aino Suni and the documentaries Atlantic Bar [+see also:
film profile] by Fanny Molins, Ardenza by Daniela de Felice and Mauvaises filles by Emérance Dubas (in a world premiere).
The programme, completed by two short film competitions (judged by a jury presided by Anaïs Volpé), also includes six mid-length films out of competition, as well as a section called "Freed From Desire", and four premieres including the French productions The Worst Ones [+see also:
interview: Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret
film profile] by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret (winner of an Un Certain Regard award last month in Cannes), the stunning Coma [+see also:
interview: Bertrand Bonello
film profile] by Bertrand Bonello (unveiled in Berlin, in the Encounters competition) and the very personal documentary The Super-8 Years [+see also:
interview: Annie Ernaux and David Erna…
film profile] by Annie Ernaux and David Ernaux-Briot (well-received in Directors’ Fortnight).
(Translated from French)
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