All-night screenings feature something for everyone
This year’s Paris Cinema Intl. Film Festival will unspool with a wide-ranging all-night screenings series featuring 1960s sexploitation movies from Koji Wakamatsu and American director Joseph W. Sarno; Australian genre films from the 1970-80s Ozploitation movement; and exclusive episodes of Toei Animation’s cult Japanese manga “One Piece.”
Paris Cinema will close on a glam note with Stephen Frears’ “Tamara Drewe,” one of the many pics from Cannes that will screen at the fest.
Japan will be celebrated with screenings of more than 100 films, including 1980s Japanese cult films like Shinji Somai’s “Typhoon Club,” and Wakamatsu’s “Caterpillar.” Rinko Kikuchi will present last year’s Cannes competition title “Map of the Sounds of Tokyo,” which she toplines.
Jane Fonda will be feted with a 15-film retrospective and screening of 1971 Alan J. Pakula’s thriller “Klute.” Fonda, who’s lensing a film in France, will attend.
M. Night Shyamalan will be on hand for an eight-film retrospective and the Gallic premiere of “The Last Airbender,” which he will present.
Despite his youth, 27-year-old French thesp Louis Garrel (“The Dreamers”) will be feted with a 10-film retro and the Gallic preem of his directorial debut, “Petit tailleur.”
Fest also will pay tribute to French filmmaker and poet Eugene Green with a complete retrospective of his filmography, including his latest directorial effort, “The Portuguese Nun.”