France is the country of honor at the 33rd edition of the Mar Del Plata International Film Festival, one of the most important cinema events in アルゼンチン (A FIAPF A-listed festival) and will be represented by three icons of French film: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Pierre Richard, and Leos Carax.
Jean-Pierre Léaud, who will be attending the festival for the first time, will accompany a retrospective of a few major films: 大人は判ってくれない, 夜霧の恋人たち, ママと娼婦, and The Death of Louis XIV, and will participate in a discussion with the public.
Pierre Richard will present several films (Knock on Wood / The Goat, The Troubles of Alfred, and Mr Stein Goes Online) and will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award after a Q&A session with the public.
Lastly, Leos Carax will attend screenings of four of his films (ボーイ・ミーツ・ガール, Holy Motors, 汚れた血, ポンヌフの恋人), and will also receive a special award for his career.
In terms of the official competition, Cassandro the Exotico ! by Marie Losier will represent France, while, in the Panorama section, the country will be present through Non-Fiction by Olivier Assayas, Paul Sanchez is Back! by Patrizia Mazuy, and Sophia Antipolis by Virgil Vernier.
The full program can be found at the festival's website.