TV5MONDE USA RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL'S FRENCH CINEMA NOW SEATTLE FESTIVAL
TV5MONDE’s Cinema On Demand Service to Carry Films Screening During This Year’s SIFF French
Cinema Now Seattle Film Festival Throughout the Months of October and November
LOS ANGELES / SEATTLE, October 15, 2014 ̶ TV5MONDE USA, America’s only 24/7 French language
entertainment channel, has renewed its partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival's (SIFF) French Cinema Now Festival. Through the unique partnership, TV5MONDE USA’s Cinema On Demand service will feature a number of the Official Selections being screened at SIFF's French Cinema Now Seattle Festival (runs October 23-30, 2014) throughout the months of October and November, which includes theatrical releases from 2014. The films, which represent 50 percent of the festival programming, will be available on TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand to Comcast XFINITY customers in Seattle as well as 11 additional major US markets, including San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Miami, and Washington D.C.
“We are pleased to once again partner with SIFF this year and bring our viewers around the country this unique opportunity to view a selection of the acclaimed French-language films being presented at the festival," said TV5MONDE USA’s Chief Operating Officer, Patrice Courtaban. "For some viewers, this offers a passport to experience the best of French Cinema Now Seattle from their own homes. For those attending the festival, it will offer an opportunity to rewatch favorites or catch any films they may have missed.
" “For more than a decade TV5MONDE USA has been a unwavering supporter of SIFF's efforts to bring people together
to discover extraordinary films from around the world,” said SIFF’s Artistic Director Carl Spence. “In 2007, they helped
us launch SIFF Cinema as a presenting sponsor and have continued their major support ever since. The opportunity to showcase a selection of films from our French Cinema Now line-up to audiences across the United States for the second year in a row is a great opportunity to further our mission to bring the best in cinema to American audiences. These are exceptional films that have not been widely seen outside of their country of origin and would not otherwise be available for audiences to discover without this groundbreaking partnership to provide a home for films without US distribution.
”The following French-language Official Selections at the SIFF French Cinema Now Seattle film festival are currently available on TV5MONDE USA Cinema On Demand through November 28:
- Du goudron et des plumes (2014, Comedy) – This sensitive, bittersweet comedy plunges to the heart of crisis-
riddled provincial France. Directed by Pascal Rabate and stars Sami Bouajila, Isabelle Carré, Daniel Prevost, Zinedine Soualem and Talina Boyaci.
- Je Te Survivrai (2014, Comedy) – Joe is trapped, alone, with a beer and a phone with no signal. Directed by
Sylvestre Sbille and stars Jonathan Zaccai, Ben Riga, Tania Barbarski and Laurent Capelutto.
- COLT 45 (2014, Action) – Vincent meets a mysterious field agent who drags him into an infernal swirl of violence.
Directed by Fabrice Du Welz and stars Gérard Lanvin, Joey Starr, Ymanol Perset, Simon Abkarian and Alice Taglioni. Le Prochain Film (2013, Comedy) – When brothers Louis and Pierre work together on a film, their families are not keen to see it made. Directed by René Féret and stars Frédéric Pierrot, Sabrina Seyvecou, Antoine Chappey and Maryline Canto.
- 12 Ans d’Age (2013, Comedy) – Two friends fill their days with abundant imagination, sometimes worrying the
women in their lives. Directed by Frédéric Proust and stars François Berleand, Patrick Chesnais, Anne Consigny and Florence Thomassin.
- Jeunesse (2012, Drama) – Juliette, a 20-year-old college student, stumbles on her way to adulthood. Directed by
Justine Malle and stars Esther Garrel, Didier Bezace, Emile Bertherat and Lucia Sanchez.
- Madame Solario (2012, Drama) – Ms. Solario is young and beautiful, and also devistated by her divorce.
Directed by René Féret and stars Marie Féret, Cyril Descours, Salomé Stévenin, Harry Lister Smith, Andrei Zayats.
- Les Conquérants (2011, Comedy) – Two half-brothers begin an adventure following their father's funeral.
Directed by Xabi Molia and stars Mathieu Demy, Denis Podalydès and Christian Crahay.
TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand is available to Comcast customers who are subscribers of TV5MONDE USA’s linear
channel. The service delivers an average of 15 movies each month and provides unlimited views to subscribers of TV5MONDE USA. TV5MONDE subscribers on XFINITY can also access the Cinema On Demand service online at xfinitytv.net and through internet connected devices via the XFINITY app.
About French Cinema Now
French Cinema Now is a celebration of contemporary Francophone cinema --including filmmakers from all over the world who are working in the French language. SIFF, producers of the Seattle International Film Festival organizes this festival as part of their year-round SIFF Cinema Exhibition program.
Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world with the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival (May 14 - June 7, 2015) is the largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching more than 150,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 450 features, short films, and documentaries from over 70 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 365 days a year on five screens at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and SIFF Film Center, reaching more than 120,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 13,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.
TV5MONDE is the global French-language entertainment network, broadcasting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to more than 251 million households in 200 countries worldwide, making it the leading French-language entertainment television network in the world in terms of subscribers. In the United States, TV5MONDE USA is seen throughout the nation on cable systems belonging to Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner and more. The channel’s U.S. headquarters are based in Los Angeles.
TV5MONDE offers several French language services in the U.S. including TV5MONDE, USA, the French language entertainment network that focuses on programming including films and sports, TiVi5MONDE Kids, the 24/7 French language children’s network, and TV5MONDE Cinema On Demand, the On Demand French language film service.TV5MONDE is a network comprised of nine different channels serving the USA, Latin America, Europe, France / Belgium / Switzerland, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Pacific and one serving Canada, TV5 Québec Canada. To find channel information and more information about TV5MONDE USA and its programming, please visit www.tv5monde.com/usa or tivi5mondeusa.com.
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