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French Film Festival of Athens ready for 14th run

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- The world premiere of Les Gamins will open the festival, while Alexandre Desplat and Carole Bouquet will be guests of honour

French Film Festival of Athens ready for 14th run

Rounding up what’s best in each year’s French-speaking productions from around the world, the festival will raise the curtain on April 4 with the world premiere of Anthony Marciano’s Les Gamins, two weeks ahead of its release in France. Patrice Leconte’s The Suicide Shop [+see also:
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will feature at the closing gala on April 10, with the director present at the screening.

Brigitte Rouan will also be visiting to present her latest directorial effort, A Greek Type of Problem [+see also:
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]
, while director Régis Roinsard and screenwriter Daniel Presley will be in Athens for the local premiere of Populaire [+see also:
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.

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Cannes-screened Thérèse Desqueyroux [+see also:
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by Claude Miller and Renoir [+see also:
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interview: Christa Théret
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]
by Gilles Bourdos will be facing Cesar nominees Camille Rewinds [+see also:
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by Noémie Lvovsky and Loving without Reason [+see also:
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interview: Joachim Lafosse
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]
by Joachim Lafosse in the fest’s official selection, which also includes Valérie Donzelli’s Hand in Hand [+see also:
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and Pascal Chaumeil’s A Perfect Plan [+see also:
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.

The films will be vying for the audience award as well as the one handed out by the festival’s jury, this year consisted of Venice-awarded actress Ariane Labed, acclaimed local director and producer Thanos Anastopoulos, Los Angeles French Film Festival head Alejandra Norambuena Skira and Greek writer Dimitri Stefanakis.

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