Focus on French Cinema ®, Greenwich, CT 06830
Presented by the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich - A registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization
A Great Success!
Preliminary Numbers & Response
The festival was a great success thanks to you!
Here are some of the early reviews we've heard from our audience
"Kudos for not only a terrifically fun weekend, but also a chance to discover New French Cinema"
"It is a tribute to the team to transfer it so seamlessly to Greenwich"
- 30 screenings in 5 days (20 movies and 5 shorts, in Greenwich and Manhattan)
- 4,555 spectators
- 7 Guests and numerous engaging Q&As
Many movies start their life in the Croisette at the Palais des Festivals. At Focus on French Cinema, here are the ones we keep a close eye on:
- Jane Campion: Official Selection
- Pablo Trapero: Un Certain Regard:
- Abbas Kiarostami: Cinéfondation & Short Films:
- Nicole Garcia: Camera D'or
For the Awards, rendez-vous after the closing ceremony on Sunday. One of the favorites so far is Mr Turner, by Mike Leigh... good news for British cinema!
Meet the Juries!
More about who gives the prizes...
At Focus on French Cinema, we have a close link with Cannes through accredited photographer Stephane Kossmann [Bio] who spent more than 26 years capturing the stars at the Cannes Film Festival. Stephane was on hand during our own 10th anniversary. Here is a selection, do not miss his coverage! [Click Here].
Cannes Photographer, Stephane Kossmann, was at FFC 2014
See our festival & guests through his own lens...
New French films are being introduced at Cannes
Keep them on your radar...
Do you know?
The origin of the name "La Croisette"
The boulevard which the festival made famous, doesn't come from the French expression "se croiser" (to pass by someone), but from a small cross (La petite croix, or croisette), which was there before a casino replaced it in 1929...