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Cannes chief to present 'Lumiere!' at Odessa fest

Cannes chief to present 'Lumiere!' at Odessa fest

Thierry Frémaux to provide live commentary on restored films by Louis Lumière.

Cannes Film Festival general delegate Thierry Frémaux is to present a screening of Lumière! - and will provide live commentary himself - at the 6th Odessa International Film Festival (July 10-18).

The selection of 98 restored films, directed by movie pioneer Louis Lumière and his cameramen, will be screened internationally for the first time following its Cannes premiere.

It forms part of the line-up of the festival, which also announced the 12 films in the international competition and six features (and 18 shorts) in the national competition.

Two Ukrainian films will participate in both competitions.

Oiff president Viktoriya Tigipko said there had been a trend this year for submissions by female directors.

“During this year’s selection we have noticed an interesting trend: 30% of the entries submitted to the International Competition were from female directors,” said Tigipko.

“As a result, four out of the 12 films selected are directed

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