Now in its 17th year, this annual festival celebrates the best of contemporary cinema from over the Channel, as well as celebrating older film legends.

This year's festival will run from November 8 to December 20 and will this year feature tributes to Jacques Tati and Jean Eustache. There will also be a number of events, which will be announced nearer the time.

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Playtime
Playtime
Monsieur Hulot becomes caught up in an American tourist invasion of Paris.
Jour De Fête
Tati's debut about a postman who sees a newsreel about the US mail system and decides to upgrade his deliveries, with comic consequences.
Bellamy
Bellamy
A detective enjoying a quiet holiday in southern France finds himself caught up in an intriguing mystery.
Father Of My Children
Father Of My Children
A French producer struggles to balance completing his roster of films with the demands of his young family.
A Prophet
A Prophet
An illiterate teenager struggles when he is sent to jail, but after embarking on a series of "missions" for a gang leader, he begins to hatch plans of his own.
Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes
Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes
A skint young man takes a job dressing as santa to raise cash to by a duffle coat.
Another Man
Another Man
Psychological drama about a young, inexperienced film reviewer who falls for the charms of a well-established female colleague.
A French Gigolo
A French Gigolo
A fiftysomething woman who hires a gigolo finds their relationship becomes unexpectedly complex.
Public Benches
Public Benches
Ensemble film that sees a regular day at the office shattered when the staff notice a banner on the building opposite reading: Man Alone.
Robinson's Place
Robinson's Place
Two penniless young men try to pick up young women and after one agrees to go with them to a dancehall things turn sour.
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