The French Film Festival 2019 will take place in Yokohama over four days, from Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd June.
The French Film Festival was started in 1993 in Yokohama, the city that opened its port. Last year, to mark the 160th anniversary of Japan French ties, the festival was held in Yokohama for the first time in 13 years, and it will be held in Yokohama again this year too.
Director Claude Lelouch, a master in the French Film World, will take up the post of festival leader. In 1966, Lelouch’s timeless masterpiece, “A Man and a Woman”, won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The director will arrive in a Japan at the same time as his latest film, “ A Man and a Woman III - The Best Years of a Life”, which was officially screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Actress Miki Nakatani has been chosen as the festival muse and will bring a glamorous vibe to the film festival.
Festival goers can enjoy French films that have not yet been shown in Japan, so for French film fans it’s a film festival not to be missed!
On Thursday 20th June, “Sink or Swim” a major hit that drew 4 million people to cinemas in France, will be shown as the opening film. And on the next day, Friday 21st, there will be a special screening of “ A Man and a Woman III - The Best Years of a Life”. Yokohama residents can gain entry to the special screenings of both “Sink or Swim” and “ A Man and a Woman III - The Best Years of a Life”, for the special price of ¥500. Your arrival is eagerly awaited!