May 14th 2007 - FRANCE 24 rolls out the carpet for the Cannes Film Festival
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FRANCE 24 is programming a « Cannes Special » in honor of the 60th Cannes Film Festival from 16th to 27th May on all its channels and on its website FRANCE24.COM.
Every day at 7:50 am Elizabeth Tchoungui will present a “Cannes Special” multi-broadcast in French and English from the Palm Beach Casino’s terrace. Her report will include critical analysis of the competing films, exclusive interviews with world celebrities (Abel Ferrara, Wang Kar Wai, Juliette Binoche…), who’s walking up the Red Carpet and fresh anecdotes about the stars and Cannes by night.
In addition, at 7:10pm Elizabeth Tchoungui will give us a daily bulletin on whose been walking up the famous Red Carpet. Arnab Banerjee and Mohamed Roda will be with her gathering testimonies and reactions for the English and Arabic channels.
Typically FRANCE 24 will focus on foreign films and coverage of current affairs in international cinema.
FRANCE 24 will also open a special « Cannes Film Festival » website (http://observer.france24.com) for the occasion. Four festival attendees will contribute an original daily take on the festival with their viewpoints and comments on the event and what’s going on behind the scenes.
- Vimukthi JAYASUNDARA (Sri-Lankan film director, 2005 “Caméra d’or”).
- Aïssa MAÏGA (French actress and film director, « Je vais bien ne t’en fais pas », « Bamako »).
- Rita DAGHER (producer, « Fahrenheit 9/11 »).
- Germain PIRE, « pique-assiette ».
The special website will also include an online international press review with comments by foreign journalists on the festival, interviews, etc..
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