My French Film Festival Makes U.S. Theatrical Debut in Select Cities Today
SpectiCast, in partnership with uniFrance Films, proudly presents the 4th global edition of My French Film Festival based on the popular international online French screening series MyFrenchFilmFestival.com. Acclaimed French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, serves as president for My French Film Festival's 4th worldwide edition in which theatrical screenings will be shown in the United States for the first time, bringing the love of French film and an arsenal of talented young French actors and filmmakers to American audiences.
Watch the trailer here.
"SpectiCast is thrilled to be the intermediary between the global success of My French Film Festival and introducing the incredible new French talent to American audiences." says SpectiCast President and COO Mark Rupp.
In 2013, over 750,000 people in 189 countries over the course of the month watched the festival online. The enormous popularity set the stage for a seamless transition for Specticast to bring the films to cinemas worldwide starting today, January 2, 2014.
Participating United States theatres will be able to screen from the list of the following seven titles, Mobile Home, Marriage à Mendoza, J'enrage de Son Absence, Pauline Detective, Comme un Lion, Au Galop, and La Fille du 14 Juillet.
The seven films were specially selected to reveal the diverse range of stories - from comedy to drama, personal to political, realistic to romantic - for which the online festival has become renown. The theatrical program will feature some of the world's best new generation of French directors as well as highlight some of France's most promising contemporary talent. All films will be presented with English Subtitles.
SpectiCast will also be distributing My French Film Festival to theaters in select territories across the globe. For a complete schedule of screenings, visit www.specticast.com/myfff.jsp
Launched in 2011, MyFrenchFilmFestival.com is an innovative concept which aims to showcase French directors and enable viewers all over the world to share their love of French cinema. For its fourth edition, the festival returns with new films, new foreign languages, new partner platforms and launches in cinemas in territories worldwide.
MYFF 2014 features 20 films in competition - 10 shorts and 10 features - and is being exhibited in 13 languages. Voting for awards takes place entirely online and can be found at http://www.myfrenchfilmfestival.com/en.
Watch the official trailer for the 2014 MyFrenchFilmFestival.com here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7FDLsCsMnk.
About the Films:
Maddened by His Absence ("J'enrage de son absence")
After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father's succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime, built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 year old son, Paul. Upon his return, Jacques and Mado meet again; he asks to meet her son Paul; Mado hesitates, then accepts but hides it from her husband. Soon, Paul and Jacques get close and they start to see each other secretly.
Directed by Sandrine Bonnaire
Starring William Hurt, Alexandra Lamy, Augustin Legrand
Running time: 98 minutes
After having broken up with his girlfriend and left his job, Simon has come back to his small hometown in the countryside, where he meets up again with his old friend Julien. The two thirty-year-old, unemployed and idle men decide to reinvest in an old dream from their teenage years: hitting the road for an adventurous journey. They buy a huge motor-home, but the trip is delayed by various troubles, and they decide to start their journey right where they are. Through this first motionless stage of their trip, Simon and Julien are confronted with themselves and what they wanted to run away from.
Directed by François Pirot
Starring Arthur Dupont, Guillaume Gouix, Jean-Paul Bonnaire
Running time: 95 minutes
Welcome to Argentina ("Mariage à Mendoza")
Marcus and his brother Antoine head to Argentina for their cousin's wedding. They plan to explore all that Buenos Aires has to offer before making the trip to Mendoza in the west. Marcus is thrilled to be On the Road and determined to have fun, while Antoine is depressed after being dumped by his wife, who refused to come with them at the last minute. Marcus will do anything it takes to cheer up his little brother. After a very caliente evening in the capital, they hit the road, discovering Argentina vineyard's and making unlikely encounters - with a crackpot receptionist, a divine beauty, a pregnant ewe, and a guy afflicted by Stendhal syndrome - until, at the end of their journey, the two brothers find peace.