Monday, September 10, 2018

French cinema champions diversity at TIFF 2018

Cities of Last Things - Alexis Perrin, Winnie Lau, Ho Wi Ding, Hong Chi-Lee, Louise Grinberg 
France's 28 feature-length and short films at TIFF this year herald gender and racial diversity like no other country. Films include Eva Husson's controversial women's war drama, Girls of the Sun, and the China-Taiwan-U.S.-France co-pro, Cities of Last Things. Here are images from the Unifrance reception at TIFF:

Her Job: Marisha Triantyfilidon, Nikos Labot and Dounia Sichov 

High Life director Claire Denis
Le champ de mais (The Field) star Mia Maelzer  

Le champ de mais (The Field) director Sandhya Suri 

Mademoiselle de Joncquieres director Emmanuel Mouret 

Nandita Das, director of Manto 

Duelles: Anne Coesens, Veerle Baetens, Olivier Masset-Depasse, Jacques-Henri Bronckart

Girls of the Sun - director Eva Husson, producer Didar Domehri, and composer Morgan Kibby
Tel Aviv on Fire: Sameh Zoabi, Gilles Sacuto, Milena Poylo, Alice Bloch

The Most Beautiful Couple composer Eric Neveux

The Most Beautiful Couple producer Jamila Wenske

Tom Volf, director of Maria by Callas