Bruno Dumont's L'Humanité and Michel Deville's La Maladie De Sachs are among the films that have been selected for the ninth French and Francophone Film Week, which is scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv from March 25 to April 1.
Put together by the French Cultural Institute and the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, the program features some of the most successful French-language films of the year. L'Humanite picked up three awards in Cannes, La Maladie De Sachs won best director and best script awards in San Sebastian and Peau d'Homme Coeur De Bete and La Vie Ne Me Fait Pas Peur, which will also screen, were the two top winners at Locarno.
Also screening is Belgian picture Liaison Dangereuse which picked up the best actress award for Nathalie Baye's performance at Venice last year. Baye is one of the Film Week's guests and is due to attend the opening ceremony.
The program also features a tribute to one of France's most prolific and ambitious producers, Marin Karmitz, who will come over to meet representatives of the local industry. Two additional tributes will introduce new voices in the French cinema, both still unknown in Israel: directors Francois Ozon and Noemi Lvovsky.