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Focus On French Cinema

4/4/14 - 4/8/14


Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Focus on French Cinema is rolling out the red carpet for its 10th Anniversary in Greenwich, CT the weekend of April 4-6, 2014 with closing night April 8 at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in Manhattan. A premiere film event, presented by the Alliance Française of Greenwich, Focus on French Cinema has screened over 100 films since 2005 to an audience of over 30,000 spectators in the NY/CT area.   This year, Focus on French Cinema is broadening the scope of the festival with a unique selection of around-the-clock screenings of French Cinema from around the world. Focus on French Cinema 2014 will screen 20 newly released feature films from France, Belgium, Canada, Africa and Switzerland including multiple genres of drama, comedy, thriller, adventure and everything in between, as well as documentaries and short films, in two theaters at Bow Tie Cinemas in Greenwich, CT. 

The weekend in Greenwich, CT will adhere to the tradition of the festival with an Opening Night U.S. Premiere film. 9 mois ferme (9 Month Stretch), the laugh-out-loud black comedy starring Albert Dupontel and Sandrine Kiberlain, winner of the César for Best Original Screenplay (Albert Dupontel) and Best Actress (Sandrine Kiberlain), opens the festival on Friday, April 4th followed by the annual Gala Buffet Dinner, this year at the Greenwich Arch Street Teen Center and hosted again by Les Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, L’Académie Culinaire de France and Le Wine Shop. Saturday morning’s Round Table will feature a panel of guest directors, actors and producers from the world of French Cinema, moderated by film studies experts and film critics.

The screenings will then be followed by fascinating Q&As, a Purchase College student film competition and other festival Special Events. In addition, local Greenwich businesses and restaurants will be gearing up to bring a variety of special offers promoting the festival weekend.

Tuesday, April 8th takes FFC to FIAF, where two U.S. Premiere screenings of the “French Movie of the Year“ and winner of 5 Césars for Best Film, Best Actor (Guillaume Gallienne), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing and Best First Film,Les garçons et Guillaume, à table! (Me, Myself and Mum), will bring the festival to a climactic close followed by a festive Closing Night Party.  

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