Monaco Film Festival

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Known for its rich history and picturesque scenery, Monaco invites you on a visual journey to explore the second smallest country in the world. Monaco Film Festival will be presenting a curated list of 13 spectacular films, showcasing the beautiful scenes of Monte-Carlo and the gorgeous natural landscapes. From vintage titles to animated films, Monaco Film Festival hopes to highlight Monaco through the last 60 years and undoubtedly entice you to discover and stay in Monaco, the crown jewel of the French Riviera.

Enjoy films such as Grand Prix, La Fille de Monaco, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, and the famous To Catch A Thief, the movie that sealed the marriage of the century between Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace Kelly. Learn about the stories behind each film and how they intertwine with Monaco.

Monaco Film Festival is jointly organised by Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Singapore Film Society, Capitol Theatre, Bomanbridge Media, Air France, with the support of APM Monaco, Creme Simon, Bottles XO and Capella Singapore.

Festival Period: 14 October to 22 October 2017

Film Line-ups


The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes (1948)
21 October 2017 - 2pm

Rating to be advised
In English
135 minutes
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast: Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring
Genre: Drama

Synopsis: This Powell And Pressburger classic is widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made and winner of two Oscars. It focuses on Vicky, a young ballerina starring in a ballet The Red Shoes. Like her character in the ballet, she is irresistibly drawn to dancing. Her life becomes split between her simple human passion and artistic devotion to her profession. The film contains ballet sequences of stylistic mastery, and is visually one of the most innovative and beautiful works of cinema ever created.

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To Catch A Thief (1955)
21 October 2017 - 7pm

Rating to be advised
In English
106 minutes
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly
Genre: Crime/Thriller

Synopsis: John Robie (Cary Grant), a reformed jewel thief who was once known as "The Cat," is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and he must set out to clear himself. Meeting pampered heiress Frances (Grace Kelly), he sees a chance to bait the mysterious thief with her mother's (Jessie Royce Landis) fabulous jewels. His plan backfires, however, but Frances proves her love by helping him escape. In a spine-tingling climax, the real criminal is exposed.

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La Baie Des Anges (1963)
14 October 2017 - 8pm

Rating to be advised
In French With English Subtitles
90 minutes
Director: Jacques Demy
Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers
Genre: Drama/Romance

Synopsis: Jean arrives in Nice. He discovers gaming and meets Jackie, a gambler, at the casino. Between them, there is passion and fascination. Is it for each other, or for the game? Jean, still immature, makes his sentimental education. Jackie plays ...

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Un Homme et Une Femme (1966)
20 October 2017 - 8:45pm

Rating to be advised
In French With English Subtitles
102 minutes
Director: Claude Lelouch
Cast: Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Barouh
Genre: Drama/Romance

Synopsis: A woman, her daughter and her memories. A rally pilot and his son. Cars, trains and a beach. A love story, a score that went around the world ... A script girl, inconsolable since the death of her stuntman husband, meets in Deauville a car racing pilot whose wife has committed suicide in despair. They love each other, reject each other, find each other and love each other again.

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Grand Prix (1966)
14 October 2017 - 3pm

Rating to be advised
In English
176 minutes
Director: John Frankenheimer
Cast: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Francoise Hardy, Toshiro Mifune
Genre: Drama

Synopsis: American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, Aron begins to drive for the Japanese Yamura team, and becomes romantically involved with Stoddard's estranged wife.

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Nijinsky (1980)
15 October 2017 - 7pm

Rating to be advised
In English
120 minutes
Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Alan Bates, George De La Pena, Leslie Browne
Genre: Biography

Synopsis: Based on Romola Nijinsky's "Last Years Of Nijinski", this biography tells the story of Vaslav Nijinsky, one of the greatest ballet dancers of all time. Set in the early 1910s at a time of passionate artistic experimentalism, the young and brilliant but headstrong Nijinsky is the premier danseur and aspiring choreographer of the Ballets Russes. Sergei Diaghilev, who is famous, influential and possessive, manages the company. As Nijinsky's dancing career reaches its peak, tension between him and Diaghilev heightens, as the young ballerina Romola de Pulsky determinedly attempts to draw the increasingly mentally unstable Nijinsky away from Diaghilev.

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Hors de Prix (2006)
21 October 2017 - 4pm

Rating to be advised
In French With English Subtitles
106 minutes
Director: Pierre Salvadori
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-Christine Adam
Genre: Comedy/Romance

Synopsis: Jean, a shy waiter working in a grand hotel, is mistaken for a young millionaire by beautiful, scheming adventuress Irène. When she discovers his lowly status, Irène beats a quick retreat. But lovestruck Jean has no intention of letting her escape, and pursues her to the Côte d'Azur. Quickly running out of money, he adopts his beloved's lifestyle, setting himself up as a gigolo and moving in to a magnificent luxury hotel. Irène at last accepts this new Jean. She starts to give him advice, she grows closer and closer to him, not realizing that love is working its subtle magic on her too.

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La Fille De Monaco (2008)
22 October 2017 - 7pm

Rating to be advised
In French With English Subtitles
95 minutes
Director: Anne Fontaine
Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Roschdy Zem, Louise Bourgoin
Genre: Drama/Comedy

Synopsis: A brilliant and neurotic attorney goes to Monaco to defend a seventy-year-old criminal. But, instead of focusing on the case, he falls for a beautiful she-devil who turns him into a complete wreck. Hopefully, his zealous bodyguard will step in and put everything back in order. Or will he?

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Coco (2009)
15 October 2017 - 2pm

Rating to be advised
In French With English Subtitles
95 minutes
Director: Gad Elmaleh
Cast: Gad Elmaleh, Pascale Arbillot, Jean Benguigui
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Synopsis: Coco is a wealthy Sephardic Jewish businessman and an immigrant to France. He has succeeded in life and made lots of money from his invention of a new type of sparkling water. He cannot help but show his wealth off. Determined that the celebration will be the most fantastic event of the year, Coco alienates his entire family as he plans for the gala.

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
22 October 2017 - 4pm

Rating to be advised
In English
93 minutes
Director: Conrad Vernon
Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer
Genre: Animation/Family

Synopsis: Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

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Monaco: Back to the Future (2017)
19 October 2017 - 8pm

Rating to be advised
In French With English Subtitles
60 minutes
Director: Christine Oberdorff
Cast: H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and many Monaco personalities
Genre: Documentary

Synopsis: Directed by Christine Oberdorff for Ushuaïa TV, the documentary pays tribute to Monaco's Princes long lasting personal engagement for ground breaking technologies. From Albert I of Monaco, father of Oceanography, to the current Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco, from the launching of a blimp from Monaco's shores to a prototype helicopter lifted off the ground for the first time inside the Oceanographic Museum in the beginning of the 20th century, the film also recounts modern saga such as the Solar Impulse adventure, the development of Venturi electric vehicles and the hydrogen ship 'Energy Observer' set to complete its tour of France in Monaco. Accompanying Prince Albert II of Monaco, Ms Oberdorff discovers these great technological adventures initiated or supported by the Principality in the last 100 years.

Partners and Sponsors

Thank you to all our Partners and Sponsors for their contribution to Monaco Film Festival. Scroll down to find out more about their operations.

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Monaco Government Tourist Bureau - Asia Office

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Bomanbridge Media

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Air France

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Creme Simon

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APM Monaco

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Capella Singapore

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Monaco Film Festival: 
Vintage vs. Contemporary Exhibition

Can't get enough of Monaco? We invite you to an exclusive photo and art exhibition, showcasing never-seen-before vintage posters of films shot in Monaco that have been distributed all around the world in the course of the last 70 years. At the same time, step into the contemporary, where we showcase the published photographs of Asian Superstar Miss Lin Chi-ling, as she tours around Monaco in the 2017 August issue of Vogue Taiwan. Visitors will be bedazzled by the glamour of Monaco through time, and be truly impressed with the crown jewel of the French Riviera.

Exhibition is open to public.
Exhibition Period: 12 October to 22 October 2017

Monaco Gala at Capitol Theatre

Celebrating Monaco's inaugural Film Festival in Singapore, we invite you to a 1950ies inspired cocktail gala.

Event is strictly by invitation only.
Event Date: 17 October 2017

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