Nine French productions at Tribeca
by Fabien Lemercier
18/04/2012 - What an artistic delegation accompanying French films to the 11th Tribeca Film Festival, on since today under the guidance of its new artistic director Frédéric Boyer (read more)! None other than Juliette Binoche, Marjane Satrapi, Maïwenn, Julie Delpy, CédricKahn, Frédéric Jardin, and Tomer Sisley will attend the event in New York to represent the nine French feature films (of which seven will be screened in an American premiere) out of the 82 films selected this year for the festival.
Franco-Qatari film The Virgin, the Copts and Me by Namir Abdel Messeeh, discovered at the Panorama of the last Berlinale, will be screened as part of the documentary film competition.
But French productions will especially shine in the Spotlight section of the festival, where seven films are in the line-up: 2 Days in New York [trailer] (photo) by Julie Delpy, Cannes award-winner Polisse [trailer, film focus] by Maïwenn, A Better Life [trailer, film focus] by Cédric Kahn, Franco-German-Belgian co-production Chicken with Plums [trailer] by the duo Marjane Satrapi -Vincent Paronnaud, and Franco-Belgo-Polish film Elles [trailer, film focus] by Malgorzata Szumowska, as well as the co-productions Headshot by Thai director Pen-ek Ratanaruanget, and Hysteria by American director Tanya Wexler.
(Translated from French)