The 27th edition of the French Film Festival UK runs 1 November to 15 December. Films will include Céline Sciamma’s Portrait Of A Lady On Fire.

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By The Grace Of God
By The Grace Of God
When Alexandre learns that the priest who abused him as a boy is still working with children, he and other victims take action against the perpetrator.
Oh Mercy!
Oh Mercy!
A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.
Dilili In Paris
Dilili In Paris
With the help of her friend, a delivery boy, young Dilili from New Caledonia investigates a spate of mysterious kidnappings of young girls that is plaguing the Paris of the Belle Epoque.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
On A Magical Night
On A Magical Night
After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave her husband. She moves into room 212 at the hotel across the street, with a bird’s-eye view of her apartment, her husband and the life she shared with him.
Young Ahmed
Young Ahmed
A teenager becomes radicalised.
The Swallows Of Kabul
The Swallows Of Kabul
Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.
Amanda
Amanda
A man assumes a new responsibility for his niece as a potential guardian.
Yao
Yao
A teenager in a Senegalese village will do anything to meet his hero.
A Faithful Man
A Faithful Man
Rom-com love triangle with added kid.
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French Film Festival Features

Recording the soul
Arnaud Desplechin on editing, Oh Mercy! and Cries And Whispers
An enigma
Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne on Young Ahmed
Caught by the city
Sophie Fillières on When Margaux Meets Margaux
Beautiful and poetic
Mikhaël Hers on Vincent Lacoste, Stacy Martin, Isaure Multrier, Greta Scacchi and Amanda
Comedy at the double
Louis Garrel and Jean-Claude Carrière on writing A Faithful Man together
Being in a timeless state
Bruno Dumont on Jeannette, The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc and filming the natural world
Discovering and forgetting
Jean-Paul Civeyrac on Novalis, Flaubert, Pasolini, Rose Pourquoi and A Paris Education
Meeting the Maid of Orléans
Bruno Dumont on Jeannette, The Childhood Of Joan Of Arc

French Film Festival News

French Film Festival UK reveals 27th line-up
Programme includes Sciamma, Dumont and Ozon
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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