Finally the 3rd Rendezvous with French Cinema in Singapore!
The very best of French contemporary cinema returned once again to Singapore with the 3rd Rendezvous With French Cinema! Taking place from 5 to 8 December 2013, the 3rd Rendezvous with French Cinema featured a total of 15 unrealised films spanning various genres to be screened at four venues – The Cathay, Shaw Theatre Lido, Golden Village Marina and Alliance Française Theatre.
The selection of films, representative of the diversity and quality of contemporary French cinema, took you on a journey of entertainment, drama, comedy, love, epic adventure, animation and intimacy:
The Nightingale/ Le Promeneur d’oiseau – by Philippe Muyl, with Li Bao Tian, Li Xiao Ran
Möbius – by Eric Rochant, with Jean Dujardin, Cécile De France
Michael Kohlhaas – by Arnaud des Pallières, with Mads Mikkelsen, Mélusine Mayance
Thérèse Desqueyroux – by Claude Miller, with Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche
Chinese Puzzle / Casse-tête Chinois – by Cédric Klapisch, with Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou
Venus in furs / Venus à la fourrure – by Roman Polanski, with Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Almaric
The nun / La religieuse – by Guillaume Nicloux, with Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert
Do not Disturb – by Yvan Attal, with François Cluzet, Yvan Attal, Laeticia Casta, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Fly me to the moon / Un Plan Parfait – by Pascal Chaumeil, with Diane Kruger, Dany Boon
Love is in the air / Amour & Turbulences – by Alexandre Castagnetti, with Ludivine Sagnier, Nicolas Bedos
Haute Cuisine / Les Saveurs du Palais – by Christian Vincent, with Catherine Frot, Jean d’Ormesson
Mood Indigo / L’Ecume des jours – by Michel Gondry, with Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou
For a woman / Pour une femme – by Diane Kurys, with Benoît Magimel, Mélanie Thierry, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Sylvie Testud
Back in crime / L’ Autre Vie de Richard Kemp - by Germinal Alvarez, with Jean-Hugues Anglade, Mélanie Thierry
Tales of the night / Les Contes de la nuit – by Michel Ocelot, voice : Julien Beramis, Marine Griset.
The Festival opened on 5 December with The Nightingale (“Le promeneur d’oiseau”) directed by Philippe Muyl. The movie, in Mandarin with English subtitles, was screened in conjunction with Screen Singapore, at Marina Bay Sands Theatre in presence of its director and the main casts.
This year, the 3rd Rendezvous with French Cinema went behind the scenes this year with a focus on the directors and screenwriters of this year’s selection. The delegation for 2013 included directors Philippe Muyl (“The Nightingale”), Arnaud des Paillières (“Michael Kohlhaas”) and Eric Rochant (“Möbius”) and screenwriter Christelle Berthevas (“Michael Kohlhaas”). These delegates were present at selected screenings where they shared with members of the public the filmmaking process and their personal experiences while directing or writing for this year’s films.
The 3rd Rendezvous with French Cinema was organized by Alliance Française de Singapour , Institut Français Singapour and Unifrance. More details on the programmation can be found at www.rendezvouswithfrenchcinema.sg
Please click below for highlights of the 3rd Rendezvous with French Cinema :