Director Roman Polanski along with Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner will kick off the 2013 Paris Cinema International Film Festival with their new movie, the comedy VENUS IN FUR, from this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The festival will close with Felix van Groeningen’s latest film, the drama, THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN.
9 movies from all around the world are competing this year: The Battle of Solferino (Age of Panic) by Justine Triet, one we leave (The Moving creatures) by Brazilian Caetano Gotardo;Ilo Ilo by Singaporean Anthony Chen, Eka & Natia Chronicle of a Georgian youth , a Georgian movie codirected by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß, Kid by Fien Troch, All which Will compete for Belgium; Lifelong from Turkish filmmaker Asli Özge, Youth , by Isreali director Tom Shoval and from North America, Prince Avalanche by American director David Gordon Green and Vic + Flo saw a bear (Vic + Flo saw a bear) by French Canadian Denis Côté.
The festival will also honor Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, (A separation) whose last movie The Past won this year’s Best Actress award for Berenice Bejo at Cannes Film Festival
The Paris Cinema IFF will run 28 July – 9 July 2013.