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My French Film Festival opens online

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On screen and on stage, filmmaker Pablo Trapero, jury president of My French Film Festival on 13 January, Paris
On screen and on stage, filmmaker Pablo Trapero, jury president of My French Film Festival on 13 January, Paris Unifrance

A programme of 28 films in French, features and short-films are doing the rounds on the internet, in an online-event called My French Film Festival which started on 13 January 2017.


For its 7th year, UniFrance, the French film promotion and export office, has organised its programme of French-language films around six themes :

1. Coming of Age

  •  Peur de Rien (The Parisienne) by Danielle Arbid
  • Le Nouveau de Rudi Rosenberg
  • Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) by Eva Husson
  • Les Démons (The Demons) by Philippe Lesage
  • 1992 by Anthony Doncque
  • Viaduc by Patrice Laliberté

2. We are Family

  •  Marguerite and Julien by Valérie Donzelli
  • Les Ogres (The Ogres) by Léa Fehner
  •  Préjudice by Antoine Cuypers
  •  Dans les eaux profondes (In Deep Waters) by Sarah Van Den Boom
  •   La Rentrée des classes (Back to School) by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier

3. Love and Friendship

  •  Ce sentiment de l'été by Mikhaël Hers
  • La Bande à Juliette (Juliette's Gang by Aurélien Peyre
  •  La Convention de Genève (The Geneva Convention) by Benoît Martin
  •   Le Dernier des Céfrans (The last of the Frogs) by Pierre-Emmanuel Urcun
  •   D'ombres et d'ailes (Shadows and Wings)  by Eleonora Marinoni and Elice Meng

4. Psycho

Irréprochable by Sebastien Marnier

  •  Je ne suis pas un salaud by Emmanuel Finkiel
  •   Irréprochable (Irreproachable ) by Sébastien Marnier
  • Moka by Frédéric Mermoud
  •   Violence en réunion (Meeting Violence) by Karim Boukercha

5. A Woman's Life

  •  Je suis à vous tout de suite (I'll be right with you) by Baya Kasmi
  • Cléo de 5 à 7 (Cléo from 5 to 7) by Agnès Varda
  •   La Chair et les volcans (Flesh and Volcanoes) by Clémence Demesme
  • Un grand silence (A big silence) by Julie Gourdain
  •   Maman(s) Mummy(ies) by Maïmouna Doucouré
  •   4XD - Françoise Dorléac by Philippe Labro

6. Midnight Screenings

  • À la recherche de l'ultra-sex (Looking for the ultra-sex) by Nicolas Charlet and Bruno Lavaine
  •  Une formalité (A formality) by Pierre-Marc Drouin and Simon Lamarre-Ledoux
  • Le Plombier -The Plumber) by Méryl Fortunat-Rossi and Xavier Seron

20 films are in competition and could recieve one of the three prizes each awarded by a different jury when the festival wraps up on February 13 2017.

The international filmmaker's jury is led this year by Argentinian Pablo Trapero, alongside French director Bertrand Bonello, Fabrice de Welz from Belgium, Israeli Shlomi Elkabatz and Rebecca Zlotowski also from France.

Festival spectators can vote online and award the Lacoste Public prize, and foreign journalists pick a film for the international press award.

For the full programme check www.

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