Focus on French Cinema 2018 ( FC2018), the annual festival of French-language film from around the world, recently marked 14 years of supporting French cinema. Presented by the Alliance Française of Greenwich, FFC2018 had a star-studded opening night gala featuring actors and directors from France. It was held at the Delamar Hotel in Greenwich, CT preceding the Connecticut Premiere of the César winning film “Au Revoir là haut” (See You Up There) directed by Albert Dupontel.
The weekend continued in Greenwich with the screening of of 18 premiere films, multiple Q&As, and lots of French food and wine. One highlight was a pre-screening cocktail at the Fernando Luis Alvarez gallery at the AVON Theatre in Stamford, CT. Closing night in Manhattan featured the NY Premiere of Gaël Morel’s “Prendre le large” (Catch The Wind) at the French Institute Alliance Française followed by a festive party. The five-day festival was a grand success with many sold-out screenings.