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Komerční banka is the General Partner of the French Film Festival again this year

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Emphasising also French film classics, the French Film Festival introduces the latest French films to the broadest possible Czech audiences. The Festival was started in 1996 upon the initiative of the French Embassy to the Czech Republic, the French Institute in Prague, and UniFrance, an organisation that promotes French film outside France. The Festival is the largest social event in the Czech Republic focused on French culture. 

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This year again you can look forward to tasting the best of French film.

The 23rd edition of the Festival will offer the latest films and the French classics to lovers of films from the country of the Gallic Rooster.

In Prague, people can see the French film production in Kino 35, Lucerna, Světozor, and Edison Filmclub from 20 to 27 November. In Brno, České Budějovice, Hradec Králové, and Ostrava the Festival will start on 19 November, i.e. one day later.

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A LOOK BACK AT THE 22nd EDITION

The mainstay axis of the festival comprised previews of 12 films, most notably Portrait of a Lady on Fire directed by Celine Sciamma, which was screened in the main competition of last year’s Cannes festival. Another prominent preview was Arnaud Desplechin’s thriller Oh Mercy, also presented in the main competition in Cannes. The programme also included director Anne Fontaine’s new film White as Snow starring Isabelle Huppert. Last year’s preview section, which brought an unusually strong representation of lady directors, offered Rebecca Zlotowski’s An Easy Girl, in Cannes presented in the Quinzaine des realisateurs section, and debuting director Lou Jeunet’s Curiosa, a dramatic period romance imbued with eroticism.

The Festival also delighted lovers of the poetics of the French cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé, the famous co-author of the Little Nicholas (Le Petit Nicolas) series. Audiences enjoyed the comedy Raoul Taburin, a film based on this artist’s same-name comic book, and a new premiere of Last Year at Marienbad, a cult classic directed by the famous French filmmaker Alain Resnais.