The 2010 Venice Film Festival, to be held from September 1 through 11, will showcase around a dozen majority French productions and co-productions.
The festival's competition section features 23 titles vying for the prestigious Golden Lion award, including the French productions Happy Few by Anthony Cordier, Potiche by François Ozon, Black Venus by Abdellatif Kechiche, and Miral/ミラル by Julian Schnabel (a majority co-production).
Three minority co-productions will also boost France's chances in the competition.
禁断メルヘン 眠れる森の美女 by Catherine Breillat will open the Orizzonti Section, which will also present Dharma Guns by F. J. Ossang and El Sicario Room 164 by Gianfranco Rosi, two majority French co-productions.
Bertrand Blier's film Clink of Ice is set to create a stir in the Venice Days section. Four other French co-productions are also included in the program: Place in between by Sarah Bouyain, Cirkus Columbia by Danis Tanovic, Hitler in Hollywood by Frédéric Sojcher, and Black Ocean by Marion Hänsel.
Angèle et Tony by Alix Delaporte will carry the French banner at International Critics' Week.