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Francophone week in Bratislava

THE FIFTH annual festival of French-language film will be taking place in Bratislava from March 19 through March 25. Organised by the French Institute, the embassies of French-speaking countries, and the Slovak Film Institute, the festival, called the International Festival of Francophone Film, will show 30 films from nine countries. The movies will be accompanied by English and Slovak subtitles.

Europe is represented by Belgium, Switzerland, Romania, and, of course, France. Slovak audiences will get a chance to see some more exotic cinematography in films from Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Burkina Faso. One evening is dedicated to Canadian film.

The festival's programme features some famous names in French-language film, like directors Tony Gatlif with his film Swing and Jacob Berger with the movie Aime Ton Pere (Love Your Father), which stars Gerard Depardieu and his son Guillaume.

The films are competing in three different categories, one of which is the Viewers' Prize, where the audience is invited to vote for their favourite picture. One of the special days of this festival will be Sunday March 23, when animated films for children will be shown. On the last day of the event, film fans can stay awake all night watching movies, and the price of admission includes a free beer.

The International Festival of Francophone Film will run at the Istota cinema on Karloveská 4 in Bratislava. For more information call 02/6066-4283 or visit www.fiff-bratislava.sk.

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