PANAJI, Nov. 21 France’s ambassador to India, Emmanuel Lenin, said his country was honored to be the “prominent” country at the International Indian Film Festival (IFFI).
As a country “in the spotlight”, eight French films will be presented as part of IFFI’s “Country Focus” package.
“We are proud that France is ‘in the spotlight’ and that French films are shown at the IFFI,” he told reporters while attending the IFFI. “We hope we win.”
He believes that film is the best way to bring the two countries closer.
Cinema is a wonderful collaboration between friends from India. My country also has a wonderful film industry… We invented cinema and introduced it to India a long time ago in 1896 in Mumbai by the Lumiere brothers. Since then, we’ve been cool. Collaboration for co-production.
Lenin said that France produces more than 300 films. He added, “We love co-productions with India. Some of them are very successful like “Lunchbox”, “Sir” and others. We share a lot. We love Indian films, and we also love the atmosphere and music of India.”
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