The 6th edition of the Chinese Film Festival in France (CFFF) will take place from May 24 to July 19, with a selection of 11 Chinese films released between 2015 and 2016, Su Xu, director of the China cultural Center here, told a press conference Monday.
"This year, the 6th CFFF will be held firstly in Strasbourg and then continue in several cities in France, including Lyon, Marseille, Cannes, Biarritz, and the island of Reunion, an overseas department of France," said Su.
While emphasizing the rapid development of Chinese market, which "is becoming the world's largest market for film," Plazanet Michel, deputy director of European and International Affairs of the French National Center of Cinematography and the moving image (CNC), noted that "China is now an essential and priority partner for CNC" and "the festival is very important to introduce the Chinese cinema."
Noel Garino, technical and artistic Advisor of CFFF, presented to the press the 11 films, including "Tiger and Dragon 2," "Monster Hunt" and "Mojin-The Lost Legend."
The inauguration ceremony of the event in Paris will take place on June 30 with the screening of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2" in the presence of the main actors, Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen, who will be guests of honor.
On the French side, French actress Isabelle Huppert will be guest of honor. Anne Fontaine, French film director and Vincent Perez, director actor, will be the ambassadors of CFFF.
As part of the event, the 6th Franco-Chinese film meetings, to be held on May 13 at Cannes, will begin with a round table on co-productions and Sino-European cooperation