The 3rd Rendezvous with French Cinema ends up magnificently!
This year, the majority of the 15 films selected were screened in avant-première in Asia, resulting in 3400 attendees in 4 days – indeed a wonderful success for French cinema!
With the artistic delegation of 3 film directors (Philippe Muyl for “The Nightingale”, Arnaud des Pallières for “Michael Kohlhaas” and Eric Rochant for “Möbius”) and the screenwriter Christelle Berthevas, the focus this year was the cinema “in the making”.
The Nightingale, Franco-Chinese co-production produced by Philippe Muyl was the opening film of the festival on 5th December, in collaboration with Screen Singapore and with the presence of the Chinese actors on the Red Carpet.
In total , 22 screenings at our 4 venue partners’ theatres: Cathay, Shaw, Golden Village and Alliance Française, a masterclass on the careers in the cinema industry at the French Lycée, 21 interviews with the press and a reception at the Residence of France - have given opportunity to industry professionals from France (Unifrance, TVFI, Reed Midem, Europacorp) and Singapore (film directors Eric Khoo and Jow Zhi Wei, ATF – Reed Singapore, MVP) to network and share their experiences with the partners and the festival team.
Information on the programme of the festival and pictures are accessible at www.rendezvouswithfrenchcinema.sg
From left to right: Steve RENE and Ning Ning, producers of the movie “The Nightingale”, actresses LI Xiao Ran and YANG Xin Yi, Film director Philippe MUYL, H.E Mr. Benjamin DUBERTRET, Ambassador of France in Singapore, Christelle BERTHEVAS, screenwriter and Arnaud DES PALLIERES, film director of “Michael Kohlhaas”
From left to right: H.E Mr. Benjamin DUBERTRET, Ambassador of France in Singapore, Philippe MUYL, film director of “The Nightingale”, Vanessa BARROS-JONES, translator, Steve RENE and Ning Ning, producers of the movie “The Nightingale”, LI Xiao Ran and YANG Xin Yi, lead actresses in “The Nightingale”, Kenneth TAN, Assistant Chief Executive, Media Development Authority, and YEOW Hui Leng, Senior Project Director, Reed Exhibitions
From left to right: Pascale FENOUILLET, Eric KHOO, film director, Eric ROCHANT, film director of “Möbius”, and H.E Mr Benjamin DUBERTRET, Ambassador of France in Singapore
From left to right: Film director Eric ROCHANT, Pascale FENOUILLET, Arnaud DES PALLIERES, Film director and Christelle BERTHEVAS, Screenwriter of “Michael Kohlhaas” and Philippe MUYL, film director of “The Nightingale”