For fans of the seventh art, July 2-13 in Paris is going to be special indeed. The 2011 Paris Film Festival will be presenting over 250 films in locations all over Paris — some never-before-seen, some classics.
This year’s festival is presided over by Charlotte Rampling and notable events include screenings such as Polisse by Maiwenn and tributes to cinema greats Isabella Rossolini, Michael Lonsdale, Don Siegel, Michel Ocelot and Jerzy Skolimowsi. Thematic nights include Nuit du Cinema on July 2, which sets the festival tone with offbeat movies at the Forum des Images; and Ciné-karaoké on July 13, at Centquartre, where 1000s of participants sing along with famous movie tunes and clips projected on a giant screen. The latter is free and you can even contribute to the playlist by joining the official Facebook page.
This year Mexican Cinema will be highlighted with nearly fifty films, including classics and new wave talents. Presenting the selection of films will be Gael García Bernal (Amores Perros, Babel, The Science of Sleep).
There will also be a Pixar retrospective celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary.
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