WEEK OF FRENCH FILM 2012
IN ST.PETERSBURG AND TOWNS OF THE NORTH-WEST
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER
French Institute in St.Petersburg and International Festival Agency Tour de Film under the patronage Foreign Ministry of France present the festival WEEK OF FRENCH FILM. In the autumn of 2012 the festival will be held in St.Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Kaliningrad, Naryan-Mar, Vologda, Velikiy Novgorod, Murmansk.
The festival is intended to celebrate Nathalie Baye, one of the most popular French actresses both in France and worldwide. She appeared on the screen in early 1970-s, and worked with great French directors including FrançoisTruffaut and Jean-Luc Godard. Nathalie Baye always managed to combine work in auteur and commercial projects and her acting, full of subtle nuance and emotional experience won the love of French audience beginning from her first films.
The short film programme presents nominees for Lutin Short Film Award. This award for short films is considered to be as significant as César for full-length films. It is awarded to the best of more than 600 shorts filmed in France every year. For beginners, short film often becomes a preparation work before entering the big wide world of cinema. For producers, in can be a means to find a young talent and help him to try his hand in full-length project.
All films are shown in French with Russian subtitles.
ENSEMBLE, C'EST TROP | TOGETHER IS TOO MUCH
Director: Léa Fazer
Writer: Léa Fazer
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Pierre Arditi and Jocelyn Quivrin
THE FLOWER OF EVIL | LA FLEUR DU MAL
Drama | Thriller
Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Benoît Magimel and Suzanne Flon
SAUVE QUI PEUT (LA VIE) | EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Scenario: Anne-Marie Miéville, Jean-Claude Carrière
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc and Nathalie Baye
LE MARIAGE À TROIS | THE THREE-WAY WEDDING
Director: Jacques Doillon
Writer: Jacques Doillon
Stars: Pascal Greggory, Julie Depardieu and Louis Garrel
JOUEUSE | QUEEN TO PLAY
Director: Caroline Bottaro
Writers: Caroline Bottaro, Bertina Henrichs (novel)
Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Kline and Valérie Lagrange
Director: Nicolas Philibert
LA DANSE: LE BALLET DE L'OPÉRA DE PARIS | DANCE - BALLET OF THE PARIS OPERA
Director: Frederick Wiseman