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Air France partners with film festival

For the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, Air France will for the 39th time be the official carrier and partner of the festival, screening award winners from previous years.

Air France is once again a partner and official carrier of the Cannes Film Festival. This year is the 72nd for the festival, which takes place from May 14 to 25, and marks 39 years of partnering with the airline.

The carrier is showing a selection of movies that have won prizes at previous editions of the Cannes Film Festival on its long-haul flights. In May, passengers will be able to watch Capharnaüm by Nadine Labaki (2018), Sofia by Meryem Benm’Barek (2018) and Hyènes by Djibril Diop Mambéty (1992).

Ever since the first movie was shown, An American in Paris, on board a flight from New York to Paris in 1951, and subsequently in May 1966 when Louis Malle’s Viva Maria! marked the introduction of two films in its long-haul flight programme, cinema has been “an integral part of Air France”, the airline says.

It was the first European airline to offer digital video to its passengers and currently offers up to 1,400 hours of on-demand video in 12 languages on 38,000 individual screens as part of a “rich and diverse programme on its latest-generation in-flight entertainment systems”.

Air France says it carefully selects films adapted to the tastes and cultures of all its customers and its selection of films is enhanced by feature films broadcast in their original version.

Supporting production
Air France Studio supports the film, fashion and media industries on locations for film shoots. For example, producers are able to film on board or near an aircraft on the tarmac, in an airport lounge, at a check-in counter or in a hangar.

The company also supplies film sets with Air France accessories, products and vehicles, accompanies the teams behind the scenes and takes care of the transport of film crews and equipment.

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