FRANCE LOVES AMERICA
The Champs-Elysées Film Festival this June is the first and only French-American film festival in France.
The aim is to create a bridge between French and American cinema, and the 2017 edition, built around its independent long and short features competitions, puts several unreleased films under the spotlight. Highlights include the French language Wallay, a fish-out-of-water comedy about a rebellious 13-year-old sent to his cousin’s family in Burkina Faso for the summer holidays, and The Strange Ones, a US mystery that sees two brothers on a hiking trip in the American wilderness uncover dark secrets. Alongside the films are a series of concerts and panels with filmmakers old and new, including a hot ticket with legendary French actor Claude Brasseur. All screenings take place at the beautiful cinemas dotting the Champs-Elysées itself.
June 15-22, champselyseesfilmfestival.com