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Marrakech, Morocco– Alice Winocour’s period drama “Augustine,” Jean-Christophe Dessaint’s artsy toon “The Day of The Crows,” and Marc Fitoussi’s comedy “Pauline Detective” are among the 10 pics set to compete at Unifrance’s fourth edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival.com, an online fest.
U.K.’s Lynne Ramsay (“We Need to Talk About Kevin”), Italy’s Marco Bellocchio (“Vincere”) and India’s Anurag Kashyap (“Ugly”) have come on board to serve on the filmmakers’ jury which will be presided by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (“The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet,” who succeeds “The Artist” helmer Michel Hazanavicius.
Pics will also vie for the international press, audience and social networks nods.
Web users will have access to 10 feature-lenghts and 10 shorts subtitled in 13 languages and available across 20 platforms, including iTunes, in 80 territories.
Fest was created by Unifrance to promote French films that are still available in many international territories. Although the initiative is not exactly lucrative, »
- Elsa Keslassy
Sarah préfère la course – Chloé Robichaud
Section: Un Certain Regard
Buzz: The Quebecois wunderkind appears to have made quite the impression on the Cannes family, gaining entry into a coveted Un Certain Regard category showing, after having competed in Palme d’or competition with her short (Chef de meute) in the previous year. Chloé Robichaud’s short also landed at the Toronto International Film Festival and was named as one of Tiff’s top 10 short films of 2012. It actress on the Croisette this year in Sophie Desmaris toplines this young adult dealing with Olympic-sized pressures account, and the trailer indicts that there might be something special in the sauce. It appears that Xavier Dolan is not the only bright hope, in what has fast become a vibrant Quebecois filmmaking scene.
The Gist: This tells the story of a young woman (Desmarais) who moves from rural Quebec to Montreal with her »
- Eric Lavallee
2 items from 2013
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