Perfect team (poke @danroby1970 !) Bons souvenirs de Singapour. Thank you @chrisshaw_cc for releasing the film in theatres this week in Singapore ! Et merci l’ambassade de France / #frenchfilmfestival @afsingapour pour ces 4 jours fabuleux. #Danslabrume
Our Tampines Hub is honoured to have the presence of His Excellency, Mr Marc Abensour, French Ambassador to Singapore at the French Film Festival closing event today. For the first time in Singapore, this Festival event has been brought into a heartland for the community to enjoy the movie screenings of four French films and the French choir performance. There’s Something for Everyone!
Pakistani film “Zabardast”, based on a three-week expedition in the Karakorum Range, has won the Grand Jury Prize during the Winter Film Festival 2018 took place in a popular French tourist place Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs.
Read more: http://epmedia.live/zabardast-french-film-festival
Our Tampines Hub, with the Embassy of France, are proud to hold the 2018 French Film Festival closing event and we warmly welcome everyone to join us for this celebration of French cinema along with French pop-up booths at Festive Plaza.
We are showcasing four meaningful films from 12pm and will receive Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs and Member of Parliament for Tampines Group Representative Constituency and His Excellency Mr Marc Abensour, Ambassador of France to Singapore from 4:30pm tomorrow for the screening of the last film, TOMORROW (DEMAIN). This is a meaningful documentary about climate change and addresses the initiatives in the face of environmental challenges.
Look out for the French pop-up booths that are lined up in support of the French Film Festival closing event from 12pm to 7pm tomorrow. You can find Paul Bakery selling pastries along with crepes and other three, namely Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Institut Francais de Singapour and Lycee Francais de Singapour, which will be promoting overseas education in France and offering French language courses. See you at Festive Plaza! FREE ADMISSION and All ARE WELCOME.
Argentinian filmmaker (but based in France) Gaspar Noe’s latest film, Climax, has a simple premise: It’s about a group of dancers, who have gathered in an abandoned school, descending into a hallucinatory nightmare when the party sangria is laced with LSD. Straightforward but still a total mind fuck which is Noe’s signature approach!
Supposedly based on an actual incident in 1996, it drags viewers kicking and screaming through the most unsettling, and eventually tragic, drug-induced trip ever. The film features Sofia Boutella (Kingsman, The Mummy remake) and a crew of some of the best known street dancers from around Europe. I really want to say this is peak Gaspar Noe but I don’t think it’s as potent as his notorious 2002 thriller Irreversible. However, it’s definitely tighter and more focused than what he’s done recently like Enter the Void.
Whether it’s a slick 90-minute anti-drug campaign or a frenetic dance video from hell, I’m not entirely sure what it all adds up to but I’m mesmerised by how the beautifully-choreographed dance numbers and kinship among the characters gradually break down into violence and savage pleasure-seeking - perhaps a commentary on how fragile our principles and sense of social harmony truly are. And it all unfolds against a continuous hypnotic soundtrack of essential EDM artists from the mid-1990s like Daft Punk and Aphex Twin. Visceral and confronting, Climax is more experiential art than film and it's making my year in cinema that much more complete!
It's part of the French Film Festival line-up last weekend but I think Singapore distributor @anticipatepictures might get it released commercially soon. @climaxmovie
THE YOUNG CYRANO: Veteran director Jean-Paul Rappeneau shared the secrets of filming Cyrano de Bergerac with London school children and their teachers at a special matinee show today at Institut Français du Royaume-Uni. Rappeneau also surprisingly came face to face with Depardieu in an early monochrome photograph in the cinema foyer. I was able, through an interpreter, to tell him about the co-production between the @citizenstheatre, @lyceumedinburgh and the National Theatre of Scotland of Cyrano that just completed its run in Edinburgh. He was impressed that we mounted a production of his favourite play. #cyranodebergerac#frenchfilmfestival#cinelumiere#london#frenchfilmfestival2018
Starting today, join us for the best in new and classic French cinema with our selection from the 2018 French Film Festival. From uplifting comedies and Greek myths to moving dramas and spectacular epics, there's so much to choose from. Take a look at our website for our full selection and to book tickets. #DCAcinema#FrenchFilmFestival#FrenchFilm#FFF2018
The @irishfilminstitute 2018 French Film Festival starts tonight! 🤩🇫🇷
Tonight’s screening is “Real Love” by Claire Burger, a “touching and moving story of love lost, letting go and looking for love at any age” in the words of Festival Artistic Director Marie-Pierre Richard 🎥 The French Film Festival @irishfilminstitute is on until 25 November. 19 Irish premieres, special guests, a masterclass with director Cédric Kahn and a retrospective of the works of the “French Hitchcock” Henri-Georges Clouzot. Don’t miss it! .
ONE DAY - ONE FILM 🎬
Each and every moment by Nicolas Philibert 💉
Nicolas Philibert (To Be and to Have, La Maison de la radio) returns with a documentary exploring the difficult process during which thousands of students – mostly female – embark upon courses that will lead them to become nurses. This film follows the ups and downs of an apprenticeship that will confront them, often at a young age, with human fragility, suffering, illness, the flaws in souls and bodies. It therefore talks about us all, about our humanity.