8th French Film Festival, April 2 – 16, 2011

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Isabelle Huppert and Lolita Chammah in Copacabana

Isabelle Huppert; her daughter, actress Lolita Chammah; actor/director Matthieu Amalric; film critic Michel Ciment, editor of the film magazine Positif; and author Michel Houellebecq will arrive in Israel for the 8th French Film Festival, 2011. The festival will take place from April 2 – 16, 2011 at the Cinematheques in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Sderot and Rosh Pina, sponsored by TV5 Monde.  The opening film will be Potiche, a new comedy by François Ozon, starring Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini and Karin Viard.

In Copacabana, Huppert portrays a free-spirited mother who tries to finally grow up for the sake of her adult daughter, played by Chammah. Amalric will present his film On Tour, which won him the Best Director Award at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. The film’s producers, Yaël Fogiel et Laetitia Gonzales will also be guests of the festival. Israeli actress Ronit Elkabetz will present her latest film Les Mains Libres, directed by Brigitte Sy. The film will be screened as part of a special event dedicated to the Ahoti (Hebrew: sister) movement for Sephardic women, in which Elkabetz serves as president. Author Michel Houellebecq, will be in Israel from March 31 – April 4, 2011 for the launching of the Hebrew translation of La carte et le territoire, winner of the 2010 Prix Goncourt, by Babel Publishing House. The film Extension du domaine de la lutte, based on Houellebecq’s novel, will be screened at the festival.

Potiche

Complete descriptions of the films can be found here. Full schedule for all cinematheques:

EXTENSION DU DOMAINE DE LA LUTTE- Tel Aviv, April 1 at 16:00; Jerusalem, April 7 at 16:45; Haifa, April 6 at 18:00

POTICHE – Tel Aviv, April 2 at 21:00; Jerusalem, April 2 at 22:00; Haifa, April 3 at 21:30; Sderot, April 2 at 21:30; Rosh Pina, April 4 at 20:30

MICHEL CIMENT, le cinema en partage – Tel Aviv, April 3 at 20:00; Jerusalem, April 5 at 19:00, Haifa, April 4 at 21:30

LE NOM DES GENS – Tel Aviv, April 3 at 22:00; Jerusalem, April 6 at 19:00; Haifa, April 9 at 16:30; Sderot, April 16 at 21:30

DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX – Tel Aviv, April 4 at 19:30; Jerusalem, April 4 at 21:30; Haifa, April 6 at 21:30; Sderot, April 4 at 19:30; Rosh Pina, April 2 at 17:30

J’AI TUÉ MA MERE – Tel Aviv, April 4 at 22:00; Jerusalem, April 3 at 19:00; Haifa, April 8 at 22:00; Rosh Pina, April 16 at 17:30

LA PRINCESSE DE MONTPENSIER – Tel Aviv, April 5 at 18:30; Jerusalem, April 2 at 19:00; Haifa, April 11 at 18:30;

ELLE S’APPELAIT SARAH – Tel Aviv, April 5 at 21:30; Jerusalem, April 14 at 19:30; Haifa, April 9 at 18:45; Sderot, April 11 at 19:30; Rosh Pina, April 7 at 21:30

Mathieu Amalric in On Tour

TOURNÉE – Tel Aviv, April 6 at 21:15; Jerusalem, April 7 at 21:15; Haifa, April 5 at 19:00

DE VRAIS MENSONGES – Tel Aviv, April 7 at 20:00; Jerusalem, April 9 at 19:00; Haifa, April 11 at 21:30; Sderot, April 14 at 18:30

L’AUTRE DUMAS – Tel Aviv, April 7 at 22:00; Jerusalem, April 5 at 21:30; Haifa, April 13 at 19:00

PETIT TAILLEUR – Tel Aviv, April 8 at 16:00; Jerusalem, April 12 at 20:00; Haifa, April 14, at 20:00

RIEN A DECLARER – Tel Aviv, April 8 at 16:00; Jerusalem, April 13 at 22:00; Haifa, April 6 at 19:00; Sderot, April 12 at 19:00; Rosh Pina, April 15 at 22:00

LES FEMMES DU 6EME ETAGE – Tel Aviv, April 8 at 22:00; Jerusalem, April 3 at 21:00; Haifa, April 15 at 22:00; Rosh Pina, April 15 at 22:00

MON POTE – Tel Aviv, April 9 at 13:00; Jerusalem, April 3 at 21:30; Haifa, April 16 at 19:00

TOSCAN – Tel Aviv, April 9 at 15:00; Jerusalem, April 5 at 21:30; Haifa, April 16 at 17:00

PIEDS NUS SUR LES LIMACES – Tel Aviv, April 9 at 17:00; Jerusalem, April 7 at 19:00; Haifa, April 16 at 21:30; Sderot, April 12 at 19:30

LES MAINS LIBRES – Tel Aviv, April 9 at 19:00; Jerusalem, April 6 at 21:15; Haifa, April 10 at 19:00; Sderot, April 13 at 19:00

LES PETITS MOUCHOIRS – Tel Aviv, April 9 at 21:15; Jerusalem, April 9 at 21:15; Haifa, April 9 at 21:15; Sderot, April 17 at 19:00; Rosh Pina, April 11 at 21:30

CE N’EST QU’UN DÉBUT – Tel Aviv, April 10 at 19:00; Jerusalem, April 12 at 18:00; Haifa, April 2 at 17:00

COPACABANA – Tel Aviv, April 11 at 22:00; Jerusalem, April 12 at 21:15; Haifa, April 13 at 21:30; Sderot, April 9 at 21:00; Rosh Pina, April 8 at 22:00

Isabelle Huppert

HOMAGE TO ISABELLE HUPPERT:

MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT – Tel Aviv, April 2 at 19:00; Jerusalem, April 15 at 14:00, Haifa, April 12 at 21:30, Rosh Pina, April 6 at 18:00

LA PIANISTE – Tel Aviv, April 3 at 17:30; Jerusalem, April 14 at 17:00; Haifa, April 7 at 15:30

ISABELLE HUPPERT, TOUS LES REGARDS DU MONDE – Tel Aviv, April 4 at 18:00; Jerusalem, April 10 at 20:00; Haifa, April 14 at 21:30; Rosh Pina, April 12 at 17:45

LOULOU – Tel Aviv, April 8 at 14:00; Jerusalem, April 16 at 17:00; Haifa, April 11 at 18:00; Rosh Pina, April 5 at 18:00

COUP DE TORCHON – Tel Aviv, April 8 at 17:00; Jerusalem, April 14 at 21:30; Haifa, April 5 at 21:30
Cinematheques:
Tel Aviv Cinematheque, 2 Sprinzak Street, Tel Aviv, 03-6060800
Jerusalem Cinematheque, 11 Hebron Road, Jerusalem, 02-5654356
Haifa Cinematheque, 142 Sderot HaNasi, Haifa, 04-8104299/302
Sderot Cinematheque, 4 HaDekel Street, Sderot, 08-6849695
Rosh Pina Cinematheque, 32 David Shuv Street, Rosh Pina, 04-6801453

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