Cannes takes to the skies

Wednesday 12, May 2010


Cannes takes to the skies


12 May 2010, marks the beginning of the 63rd Cannes International Film Festival which Air France has been sponsoring for thirty years. To mark this event and throughout the month of May, Air France’s in-flight entertainment programme features four films to have received an award at Cannes. David Lynch’s ‘Wild at heart’ (1990) and Alain Resnais’ “Wild Grass”(2009) are just two of the films presented in “this month’s selection”.


A selection of up to 100 films...

With a choice of 85 films – 100 on the A380 – and its 33,000 individual video screens on almost all its long-haul aircraft, Air France is Europe's biggest cinema by number of films.

Every month, Air France customers can discover a new selection including ten box-office hits, some thirty recent films, classic films and a choice of world cinema films, all screened in their original language (up to 14 different languages*).


... and up to 9 language versions for a single film

The films selected are based on a number of criteria focusing on quality, factual content and variety in various categories: comedy and romance, drama and society, family and animation, action and suspense.


The selection is specially designed to meet the variety of tastes and cultures of Air France customers, more than half of whom are non-French. The films are all offered in different language versions, up to 9** for some, making Air France the airline offering the largest number of language versions.


Furthermore, Air France also offers customers the possibility of viewing the trailers of the latest box-office hits, in the in-flight entertainment section on


* Italian, English, German, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Korean, Tamil, Brazilian, Hispanic, Arabic, African fims, etc.

**in German, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese.


In-flight entertainment programme


Golden palm, 1990
Wild at heart, by David Lynch,


Best actress award, 1998
La vie rêvée des anges, by Erick Zonca


Cannes Special Jury Prize, 2009
Les herbes folles by d'Alain Resnais


Best actor award, 2009
Inglourious Basterds, by Quentin Tarentino




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