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Seven French productions to be showcased at Tribeca

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- The New York festival kicks off tomorrow with The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq and Dior et moi in the competition sections

Seven French productions to be showcased at Tribeca
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq by Guillaume Nicloux

French film productions are very much present on the line-up of the 13th Tribeca Film Festival, which kicks off tomorrow in New York under the guidance of its artistic director, Frédéric Boyer. Standing out among the titles in competition are The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq [+see also:
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by Guillaume Nicloux (which took centre stage at the Berlinale Forum – read the review – sales by Le Pacte), duking it out in the World Narrative Feature section, as are two minority French co-productions: Il capitale umano [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Virzì
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by Italy’s Paolo Virzi (having its international premiere - read the interview with the director – sales by Bac Films) and Brides [+see also:
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interview: Tinatin Kajrishvili
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by Georgian director Tinatin Kajrishvili (also unveiled at Berlin, in the Panorama section – read the review – sales by Rezo Films).

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Of note in the World Documentary Competition category is Dior et moi [+see also:
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by Frédéric Tcheng (CIM Productions – sales by Submarine Entertainment), which will be having its world premiere. The film heads behind the scenes of Dior’s very first Haute Couture collection, managed by artistic director Raf Simons.

Also of interest and having a special screening is the Franco-Taiwanese co-production Journey to the West [+see also:
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by Tsai Ming Liang (sales by UDI); meanwhile, the Spotlight programme will feature Venus in Fur [+see also:
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interview: Roman Polanski
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by Roman Polanski and Bright Days Ahead [+see also:
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by Marion Vernoux.

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(Translated from French)

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