China Embraces French Culture in Spring
The annual Franco-Chinese “Croisements 2011” cultural festival kicked off in Beijing’s Sanlitun Village Thursday night, accompanying an opening ceremony for the 8th Annual French Cinema Panorama.
Sylvie Bermann (Bai Lin), France’s new ambassador to China, said the festival was the largest-scale cultural exchange event outside France.
It features more than 183 cultural events, including dance, theater, music and exhibitions, in 25 cities around China from April 7 to June 30.
As the most important event to promote newly produced French films in China, the 8th French Cinema Panorama jointly presented by uniFrance, an organization that promotes French movies abroad, and the French Embassy in cooperation with China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television will screen 10 recently released feature films and 10 short films, said Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, President of uniFrance.