The Festival Paris Cinéma is a summer film festival dedicated to the moving image in the City of Light. This year, the annual festival will be held from June 28 until July 9, 2013 and the organizers have just revealed what the agenda has in store for lucky participants. Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier can join in on the festival and watch one of the many films being projected during the event.
Up to ten full-length films, chosen from over 1,100 features around the world, will compete for recognition at the festival. Moreover, this year the theme of the Festival Paris Cinéma revolves around the country of Belgium. One of the films being showcased is therefore the Belgian classic ‘Man Bites Dog,’ directed by Rémy Belvaux. This film will be honored with a special projection at the legendary cinema Le Louxor, which just reopened some months ago after having being abandoned for years and years.
Other Belgium-centric showings include sessions with Belgian directors Joachim Lafosse and Felix van Groeninge, as well as a night dedicated to Belgian comedies.
In addition to the Belgium-themed offerings, an official selection of nine films will be shown, and these films will compete for awards in four categories: the public prize, the student prize, the bloggers’ prize and the feminine prize. Plus, several premiers will enable large audiences to see some highly anticipated movies like the winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, ‘Blue is the Warmest Color,’ or the Pixar movie ‘Monsters University.’
With projections planned in different cinemas around the city, and notably in the 1st arrondissement, guests of the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier will have several chances to catch a showing at the Festival Paris Cinéma.