Admiring the efforts taken by Sathyam to screen French movies, Madhan said, "Many of us don't know the elegance and powerful presentation of European films. Now Sathyam becomes the Pioneer on this and I hope this effort will continue in future also."
Suhasini Manirathnam also praised Sathyam cinemas and briefed her long relationship with France as she was the student of Alliance Francoise.
Seven films are screened in this festival. The first one is Azure Et Asmara an animation movie and will be screened today evening. Eminent critics and officials from French Embassy including Director of Alliance Francoise Marie-Paula Sere have also attended the inauguration.