Mumbai fest set to welcome French film personalities

MUMBAI: With the confirmed participation of French film personalities like renowned Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin, Nassim Amouache, Martin Provost, Jose Alcala and Stephane Robelin, the 13th Mumbai Film Festival is all set to welcome some of the best new French cinema and artistes for the 4th edition of the ‘Rendez-vous with French Cinema‘, co-organised with the French Embassy in India and Unifrance.

Totally, ten films will be screened during the course of the festival, including some of the acclaimed and award winning new films. The festival will see renowned French cinema personalities such as Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin, Nassim Amouache, Martin Provost, Jose Alcala and Stephane Robelin amongst others in attendance.

Said Consul General of France Jean-Raphael Peytregnet, "We are happy to be associated with the Mumbai Film Festival that has certainly etched a place for itself, to be recognized as one of the best film festivals both in India and internationally. The ‘4thRendez-vous with French Cinema‘ section will showcase some of the best new French Cinema, with the participation of some well-known French stars."

The special section seeks to establish an exhilarating platform for showcasing the various facets of French contemporary cinema, helping Indian distributors to promote new French films and celebrate the growing Indo-French ties.

Averred 13th Mumbai Film Festival director Srinivasan Narayanan, "Mumbai Film Festival is committed to showcasing the best of world Cinema, this only validates our efforts. We are delighted to be welcoming some of the fine French talents and thank the French Embassy in India and Unifrance for their support to the Mumbai Film Festival in scaling up the festival with brand new films and celebrity participation from France."

The section will open with The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius - a new silent film that pays thoughtful tribute to the traditions of the past while creating fun for modern audiences.

Other films that will be screened include Beloved, Fabienne, The Conquest, The Minister, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Tomboy.

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