Paris Film Festival 2009

As every year, the Festival Paris Cinéma offers a tour of the world in 12 days, without leaving the capital ! From 2 to July 14, 2009, twenty rooms in paris are opening their doors to festival-goers who will be able to unearth the talent of tomorrow through the international Competition, discover prestigious film preview, watch or re-watch the masterpieces of the history of cinema and experience the iconic personalities of the 7th art…

An appointment must of the parisian summer, the Paris Film Festival, supported by the City of Paris and chaired by actress Charlotte Rampling, always wants more eclectic and above all open to the public : thanks to the incredible price of 5 euros per session, the unlimited pass and many free events, enjoy the cinema – all cinemas -… without moderation !

Within the MK2 Library, the international Competition is a true laboratory for the cinema of tomorrow. Feature films and short films unreleased, accompanied by their authors, offer an exceptional view of the independent creation of the contemporary. And it is up to the public to hand in his palm : the end of a poll, the favorite film of the audience gets the ” Prize of the Public “, a valuable aid that will accompany them during its theatrical release.

The festival is also the opportunity to discover, prior to their release in theaters, the best movies of the year to come. Film fans the most impatient can view the works of prestigious and highly-anticipated of the season, in the presence of film crews. A unique chance to meet – in-privileged – all his desires of the cinema !

Of the screen to the room, actors, directors, and professionals come to meet the spectators. A moment of sharing and exchange with the biggest stars of French and international : after having hosted personalities such as David Cronenberg, Aki Kaurismäki, Michael Cimino , or Jeanne Moreau, our guests 2009 will be Claudia Cardinale, Tsaï Ming-liang, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Lluis Miñarro / Productions Eddie Saeta and Naomi Kawase.

After Brazil, south Korea, Lebanon and the Philippines, the round-the-world-of-Paris Cinema will this year stop in Turkey ! Between Europe and Asia, at the crossroads of cultures, this country deploys a cinematography in full swing : from documentary to fiction, through the films of series B, the audience will discover the hustle and bustle of the Turkish cinema in the presence of filmmakers in the headlights as Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Yesim Ustaoglu and Reha Erdem.

The little ones also have their festival. Movies from best animation studios around the world – often very rare – will be the milestones of a selection that combines requirement, pedagogy, without renouncing, of course, a large dose of fun and entertainment.

To add a festive touch, and allow the public to fully enjoy the atmosphere of the festival, events are unique and original punctuate the festival in different places of the city : a flea market, ciné-concerts, exhibitions, workshops, popular ball… A joyful program that extends the projections in theatres, amplifies the pleasure and conviviality to make of the Festival Paris Cinema a privileged moment of celebration, images, and encounters !

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