The 19th edition of the French Film Festival takes place between October 26th and November 8th in eight cities throughout Romania. The event, which features regular sections such as Panorama, the Young Directors Competition, the White Nights of the French Thriller, the Golden Day, will see a novel week-long collaboration with well-known film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma. Titled Semaine de Cahiers, this section of the festival brings viewers six films of the noir and thriller type: Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville, Paul Vecchiali’s L’Étrangleur, Vivement dimanche ! by François Truffaut, J’ai pas sommeil by Claire Denis, La Cérémonie by Claude Chabrol and La Chambre bleue by Mathieu Amalric.
The Competition section of the festival will screen seven premiers of young French directors, in their presence and the audience will be able to vote the winner in a dedicated audience-award category. The Panorama section of the festival will screen iconic films of contemporary French cinema. This year’s edition of the festival will also bring an homage to Belgian-born director Chantal Anne Akerman, known to the public for her feminine and feminist films and her 2011 film Almayer’s Folly will be screened.
On November 1st, the festival is organizing in partnership with Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, the Golden Day, an event dedicated to the best international cinema productions of 2015.
All films in the festival are screened in their original version and with English subtitles. The full program of the event is available here. In Bucharest, the screenings take place at Cinema Elvire Popescu. The other Romanian cities where the festival is presented are: Brasov, Buzau, Cluj, Sibiu, Iasi, Timisoara and Constanta.
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