International star director Jean-Jacques Annaud as French delegation guest of honour at DIFF [fr]
Academy Award Winner and internationally renowned French filmmaker, Jean-Jacques Annaud will attend the Durban International Film Festival (16-26 july) to present his new film, Wolf Totem, screened for the first time in South Africa and to be released after DIFF by Videovision.
The director of Seven Years in Tibet, Quest for Fire, The Name of the Rose and The Bear has worked with many stars like Brad Pitt, Sean Connery and Jude Law.
Jean-Jacques Annaud will premiere his new film in South Africa at DIFF as part of an exceptional line-up of French films and guests present this year at the festival, including Boris Lojkine (Hope) as part of a Cannes Critics’ Week best-off.
For the first time, two prestigious Cannes Film Festival sections will be represented in Durban, the Critics’ Week and the Directors’ Fortnight, together with a delegation of Reunion Island and experts from Produire au Sud- 3 Continents Festival taking part to the Durban FilmMart industry programme for the third consecutive year.
Don’t miss Annaud’s beautiful adaptation of the Chinese best-seller by Jiang Rong which will be screened in South Africa on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 July at 20:00 at Supernova Cinema (Suncoast) in presence of the director.