Paris Cinema Festival 2009




Between July 2 and 14, fifteen Parisian theaters opened their doors to film lovers, to introduce them to new talent thanks to the International Short and Feature Film Competition, the latest productions by already established directors that the festival is exhibiting in a preview in the presence of the film crews, the masterpieces of cinema history, the guests of honour, the tributes, the special cycles for the youngest and the country chosen each year to highlight its filmography.
In this 7th edition, 12 feature films from countries as diverse as Kazakhstan, Chile, Italy, the Netherlands and South Korea were presented in competition, as well as 17 short films from Malaysia, Poland, Taiwan, Mexico and Argentina, among others.
Tribute was paid to the Italian actress Claudia Cardinale, the French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud and the director Tsaï Ming-Liang, through retrospectives (the full one in the case of the Taiwanese director).
After the Philippines, this year Turkey has been honored through a panorama of some 30 films and multiple meetings with new talents from that country.
Among the films in competition we highlight The Other Bank by George Ovashvili (Kazakstan, 2009), Calimucho by Eugenie Jansen (The Netherlands, 2008) and Puccini et la fanciulla (Italy, 2008).




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