French actress Catherine Deneuve on Wednesday hailed European cinema as unique as she visited Japan for a French film festival. There are great filmmakers in Hong Kong and Korea but I think that European and especially French cinema is very different," she told a news conference. "It's cinema that's all at once emotional, that speaks a lot and explains a lot, and that understands the quite universal things about love," she said, calling on Japanese distributors to show more French films. AFP reports.