Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco were two of the films that opened the Champs Elysées Film Festival this week in Paris, a festival devoted to showcasing independent American films which have not yet gained distribution in France, or an international seller. The audience enthusiastically greeted Stillman who spoke in fluent French about his past films and his new project, an adaptation of a posthumously published novel by Jane Austen that he will call Love and Friendship.
“We are here to welcome you!” cheered a fellow honored guest, veteran film director Bertrand Tavernier, clapping in the audience.
Présent dans la capitale pour le tournage de sa série The Cosmopolitans, Whit Stillman présentera son univers décalé et poétique au travers de la projection de trois de ses films Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco et Damsels in Distress.
This is the Paris event comes up. For its third edition , the event plays in the big leagues from June 11 to 17 with a variety of guests and a varied and full of surprises programming. advertising
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It is on the terrace Publicis Sophie Dulac, Event Chair , proudly presented to journalists the complete programming of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival. Established in 2012, the festival , which takes place in theaters of ” the most beautiful avenue in the world ” offers , as every year , the people of Paris to discover the French and American cinema.
As President of this third edition include director Bertrand Tavernier and actress Jacqueline Bisset, who recently shot the film by Abel Ferrara on DSK (Welcome to New York ) . The director of Coup de torchon offer the public a MasterClass . French side always , Agnes Varda will present its American films ( Black Panthers, Documenters , Lions Love, Wall Walls , Uncle Yanco ) . The overseas directors are not standing still and Keanu Reeves is one of honor of the festival guests. It will show Side by Side , a documentary about the transition from film to digital .
Present in the capital for the filming of his series The Cosmopolitans, Whit Stillman will present its quirky and poetic universe through the projection of three of his films Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco and Damsels in Distress .
The festival is also an opportunity to discover new independent films will be awarded the Audience Prize and the Prize of Bloggers and features preview ( In breadcrumb Robert Guédiguian , Jersey Boys Clint Eastwood Kill Your Darlings John Krokidas … ) . One of the aims of the festival , as Sophie Dulac, is to push the Parisians to see films and to be curious .