Spotlight on a Sponsor: TV5MONDE

To celebrate our 2017 Festival sponsors, we are continuing our ‘Spotlight on a Sponsor’ special on our blog to introduce the people behind the brand. This week, we are pleased to present our wonderful Sponsor TV5MONDE.

Alexandre Muller, Managing Director of TV5MONDE Asie Pacifique, sat down to answer our short questionnaire and give us some insight into the company.

What is your favourite way to enjoy fine French cinema?
I believe there is only one-way to enjoy fine French cinema: BIG screen.

Which French films are you hoping to see in the 2017 programme (contemporary or classic)?
Juste la fin du monde (It’s Only the End of the World) by Xavier Dolan featuring Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux and Gaspard Ulliel and Planetarium, by Rebecca Zlotowski featuring Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger and Louis Garrel, are amongst the two movies that I am hoping to see in this year’s programme.

How does your company bring a French touch to New Zealand?
TV5MONDE Pacific offers several French films and series slots throughout the day. People are thus able to enjoy French cinema and dramas all around the year – it is a way to complete Alliance Française French Film Festival offer! TV5MONDE also offers a tour of French savoir-vivre in the fields of gastronomy, luxury, travel, fashion, home, garden, and design. You can discover French territories and lands only by watching our programmes!

If you could dine with any French star, who would you choose?
I was fortunate enough to have the pleasure of dining with several French Stars already. Nevertheless Sophie Marceau will definitely be the one I’ll choose amongst them all!

What are you most looking forward to at the 2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival?
I am sure the organisers have been working hard to ensure that this year’s Festival hits all the right notes. I’m looking forward to being surprised, enchanted, thrilled or simply moved!!