Hiroshima Mon Amour will show in tribute to Alain Resnais Hiroshima Mon Amour will show in tribute to Alain Resnais

The French Film Festival notches up its 22nd edition in 2014, expanding to new cities, including Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema and running from November 7 to December 7.

Among the highlights of this year's festival are a tribute to Alain Resnais, with his first and last features - Hiroshima Mon Amour and Life Of Riley - both showing. The Barbican in London will host a CineConcert event of Studies On Paris and there will also be a commemoration of the First World War Centenary, with films showing including Wooden Crosses and Life And Nothing But. A selection of short films will also screen.

In addition to Newcastle, the Festival's key venues are: Glasgow Film Theatre, Edinburgh Filmhouse, London CinéLumière, Warwick Arts Centre, Dundee DCA, Inverness Eden Court, Kirkcaldy Adam Smith, Aberdeen Belmont and York City Screen Picturehouse.

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