A New French Film Channel to launch on Sky
From 23rd February, Cinémoi will be launching on Sky channel 839 bringing a touch of glamour and style to Britain’s TV screens. Cinémoi will show a wealth of classic and contemporary films and documentaries, all shown with subtitles, celebrating over 100 years of French cinema.
Until 6th April, fans of French film will be able to try a taster for free every night. Exclusive interviews with some of the industry’s most influential names including Catherine Deneuve (Belle de Jour)and Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher) will be screened alongside celebrated films such as Bridget Bardot’s Le Mepris, Vincent Cassel’s La Haine and Francois Truffaut’s 400 Blows. Vincent Cassel, one of France’s most prominent actors (Oceans 12, La Haine, Eastern Promise) is very excited by the idea of the channel and has agreed to launch CinéMoi in February.
Mint Group (owners of KOKO) and 3DD Group (producers of The Album Chart Show) have teamed up with Ed Pressman, one of Hollywood’s leading independent film producers (Wall Street, American Psycho) to create Cinémoi.
Cine Lumière’s (London’s No.1 French cinema) Julien Plante, who has programmed over 1000 films and documentaries for festivals, cinemas and events, has been bought in to curate the channel. “We are really excited about launching Cinémoi in the UK. The growth of French cinema and the increasing numbers of people with a real passion for it means that this feels like the perfect time to launch the channel. With over 30 new films every month, Cinémoi will be a celebration of all things French, packaged to communicate glamour, style, quality and entertainment.’
Viewers will be able to experience the best French movies on Cinémoi, the first and only channel dedicated to French film in the UK, for free from the 23rd February until 6th April.