Société Générale Private Banking 2nd Rendezvous with French Cinema
Sophie Marceau inaugurated the much-awaited Société Générale Private Banking Rendezvous with French Cinema on Wednesday, 5 December. She presented James Huth’s film, at Cathay cinema, in which she played a starring role with Gad Elmaleh, "Happiness never comes alone". She was accompanied by Unifrance’s delegation, comprising actors and actresses Isabelle Huppert, Anne Le Ny, Fleur-Lise Heuet, Christophe Lambert, Charles Berling, Dimitri Storoge, Jules Sitruk, directors Pierre Jolivet et Jean-Christophe Dessaint, producers Jérôme Seydoux, Raphael Berdugo et Marc-Antoine Robert. The delegation also included Unifrance’s President Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre as well as Sophie Seydoux, President of the Pathé- Jérôme Seydoux Foundation.
Presented by Alliance Française de Singapour, Institut français Singapour and Unifrance, the festival was held at the Alliance Française theatre and at Cathay Cineplex from 5 to 9 December. 12 new films were presented to the public and to industry players at the Asian Television Forum :
Le jour des Corneilles by Jean-Christophe Dessaint
Intouchables by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano
Le Fils de l’Autre by Lorraine Lévy
Mains Armées by Pierre Jolivet
Ma Bonne Etoile by Anne Fassio
De Rouille et d’Os by Jacques Audiard
Le Prénom by Matthieu Delaporte
Elles by Malgoska Szumowska
Amour by Michael Haneke
Les Lyonnais by Olivier Marchal
Du vent dans mes mollets by Carine Tardieu
Simultaneously, the Cinémathèque at the National Museum of Singapore screened the restored version of "Enfants du Paradis" by the Pathé-Jérôme Seydoux Foundation. This was presented by Madame Sophie Seydoux, President of the Pathé-Jérôme Seydoux Foundation.
The public had the opportunity to meet the film casts at the film screenings. The stars and producers also had the opportunity to share their professional experience with film students of Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Tish Asia beyond the masterclasses.