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Bringing the best of French Cinema to Singapore
The 4th edition of Rendezvous with French Cinema, organized by the Institut Français, the Alliance Française and Unifrance is particularly rich and diversified. It features a line-up of 16 movies, unreleased in Singapore and selected among the best of contemporary French cinema.
The festival will be launched with the biggest French comedy of the year “Serial (Bad) weddings” that attracted more than 12 million viewers in France in 2014! The director and part of the cast of this film will join us on the Red Carpet for our Opening event at the Cathay!
The second highlight of the Rendezvous will take place in conjunction with the SGIFF Singapore International Film Festival. This collaboration is important, as it maintains the close link between our two countries regarding the seventh art. For this very special night, the great Oscar-winning French actress Juliette Binoche will attend the screening at the Shaw Lido of “Clouds of Sils Maria”, selected for the Cannes Festival competition in 2014.
14 additional films will be presented for the first time in Singapore: Comedy, Drama, Action, Family, and Art-House movies, each aiming to reflect French cultural diversity. You will be inspired by heroes pushing the limits (“The Finishers”, “Jappeloup”) or immersed in the secrets of foreign affairs (“Diplomacy”, “The French Minister”). The choice is yours and, since the festival is now ten days long, you can enjoy a comprehensive selection.
To make it even more interesting, some directors and actors will personally present their movies. You will get an opportunity to meet and interact with them at stimulating post-screening sessions following public screenings of their movies at festival venues.
Finally, the Alliance française will propose this year a real festival experience with animations around the movies. Among these, it will organize a Red Carpet evening with Clotilde Richalet, photographer accredited by Cannes Film Festival since 2006, who brings us to the most glamorous Film Festival, through pictures full of emotion and international stars shot at special moments.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors and partners, for supporting this 4th Rendezvous with French Cinema. They broaden our dream universe and creativity and participate in Singapore to the promotion of French Cinema at its best.
See you at the movies!
H.E Benjamin Dubertret
Ambassador of France to Singapore