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For lack of festival, Alpe d’Huez labels 18 comedies in “official selection”


The Tuche, the first film by comedian Inès Reg and adaptations by Fabcaro were acclaimed. A means for the festival of “support the French cinema industry and reward its talents“.

Scheduled in January, postponed to the end of March, the Alpe d’Huez comedy film festival will ultimately not take place. As a consolation prize, the 2021 edition, aborted due to the health crisis, unveiled a list of films labeled “official selection“. In total, 18 comedies were selected, enough to titillate a little the zygomatic of the spectators, for lack of anything better.

Among them, large locomotives, including The Tuche 4 from Olivier Baroux, the new part of the band’s adventures to Jean-Paul Rouve, Isabelle Nanty, Michel Blanc … The film was due out last Christmas and has been postponed many times. He is now promised for December 8.

The label is also awarded to two adaptations of one of the kings of comics and the comedy novel, Fabcaro: Zaï Zaï Zaï Zaï by François Desagnat with Jean-Paul Rouve again, and Julie Depardieu, and The speech, by Laurent Tirard with Benjamin Lavernhe.

One of the films selected is an Amazon Prime production, which will be released on the platform, for its subscribers: it is the first feature film by comedian Inès Reg, shot with his companion Kévin Debonne and Rodolphe Lauga, I don’t want you either. Only one other film in the selection is directed by a woman, Men on the verge of a nervous breakdown, by Audrey Dana with Thierry Lhermitte, Ramzy Bedia and François-Xavier Demaison.

The creation of this label “is based both on the desire to support the French cinema industry and to reward its talents, but also to create a benchmark, a positive indicator for the general public“, Underlined the festival in a press release.

Unable to be held last May, the Cannes Film Festival had already resorted to the publication of an official selection of films, to be able to accompany them in the rest of their journey.

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