The French cinema experience


A reminder to Screen Africa readers that The French Film Festival, hosted by art house cinema chain Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau as part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013, runs until 26 August. It commences in Cape Town and moves to Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The festival not only provides audiences with the romance and artistic precision of French cinema but also offers an opportunity to reinforce a wide range of existing collaborations and to build a lasting legacy for both South Africa and France.
For several years, France has been engaged in a series of reciprocal Seasons with its key international partners such as China, Japan, India, Turkey, Russia and Brazil. South Africa is the first sub-Saharan country to partner with France for the Seasons. The French Seasons include several art exhibitions including performance art and visual arts.

Films to be featured during the French Film Festival 2012 are:

Les Adieux a la Reine – Farewell My Queen – Benoit Jacquot
Angele et Tony – Angel & Tony – Alix Delaporte
Poulet aux Prunes – Chicken with Plums – Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud
Les Bien-Aimes – Beloved – Christophe Honore
La Guerre est Declaree – Declaration of War – Valerie Donzelli
Americano – Mathieu Demy
L’amour dure trois ans – Love lasts three years – Frederic Beigbeder
35 Rhums – 35 Shots of Rum – Claire Denis
L’intrus – The Intruder – Claire Denis
Beau Travail – Claire Denis
Zulu Love Letter – Ramadan Suleman
For information on the French Season please visit


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