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Experience the Best of French Films at the French Film Festival 2016!

By Flora  /  31 Oct 2016 (Monday)

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This November, experience the very best of French films on the sunny shores of Singapore with the launch of the French Film Festival, which celebrates the growing appreciation of French cinema in Singapore, while recognising Singapore’s prominent role in promoting film art in Asia.
Organised by Institut Français Singapour and the French Embassy, the festival offers a platform for audiences in Singapore to discover the exciting world of French cinema. 

French Film Festival 2016
Date: 10-20 Nov
  • Golden Village
  • Alliance Française de Singapour
  • The Projector

(Check out the list of films at the official website!)

The public can look forward to a carefully curated presentation of close to 20 masterpieces – from fascinating cult classics to the latest box office hits in the French cinemas.
Opening the Festival at Capitol Theatre this year is Monsieur Chocolat (Chocolat) – a biopic directed by Roschdy Zem, starring James Thierrée (grand son of Charlie Chaplin) and the César award-winning actor Omar Sy. who is internationally known for his role in The Intouchables, Jurassic World, and the X-men franchise. Producer of Chocolat, Nicolas Altmayer, will also make a special appearance at the festival.
The film will join the extensive line-up of other captivating contemporary French movies, such as the 2016 César Award winner for Best Documentary Film, Tomorrow (Demain) directed by actress Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Bastards and Now You See Me) and Cyril Dion, and family favourite adventure drama Belle and Sebastian (Belle et Sébastien).

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The French Film Festival will welcome on board its very first Festival Ambassador - renowned filmmaker Eric Khoo. Besides sharing his perspectives on French cinema, the respected veteran in the Singapore film industry will also suggest his top picks on this year’s festival line-up on the Festival’s website.
In partnership with Goethe-Institute Singapur and Alliance Française de Singapour, the Festival also presents the war drama Alone In Berlin - an inspiring tale of resistance against tyranny and oppression during World War 2.

The French Film Festival 2016 runs from 10 - 20 November 2016!

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