The Palo Alto French Film Festival doesn’t limit itself to showing only select films from inside the big, moody country known as La France. Each year, the Festival, which runs from [ October 27th ] to [ October 29th, 2000, ] highlights the works of several outlying Francophone countries. This year, Morocco and Lebanon see representative films at Palo Alto, and sub-Saharan Africa’s animated hit “Kirikou and the Sorceress” by Michel Ocelot will screen — at last count, the film had been seen by over 1.2 million filmgoers in France.
Two Cannes award-winning films, “Tilal” (Grand Jury Prize – 1990) and “La Classe de Neige” (Grand Jury Prize – 1998) will also make appearances at Palo Alto, and the closing night film is “ça Commence Aujourd’hui” by Bertrand Tavernier, which will soon be released theatrically in the San Francisco/ Bay Area. For ticket information and the Festival film scedule in its entirety, call [ 510-601-TWEB ] or go to [ the Palo Alto Festival website. ]