Celebrating its 15th year in 2007, the French Film Festival aims to "make the industry aware of the potential of films beyond the chosen few due for release". Unlike the Rendez-Vous with French cinema event in London which focuses purely on films about to be released in the UK.

This year, the festival features a retrospective of director Christian Vincent, and also films by established directors Claude Chabrol and Costa-Gavra alongside rising new directorial stars Emmanuelle Bercot, or Emmanuel Mouret.

The festival kicks off in Glasgow on April 15th, moving to Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Manchester & London.

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The Axe
The Axe
It's murder to find a job in France.
Culture clash comedy on a holiday campsite.
OSS 117: Cairo - Nest Of Spies
OSS 117: Cairo - Nest Of Spies
Fifties spoof sees not-so-super spy go on a mission to Cairo.
Tiger Brigades
Tiger Brigades
The first motorised special police unit in Paris before the Great War contains terrorism, uncovers corruption and falls under the spell of a Russian princess.
A Comedy Of Power
A Comedy Of Power
Investigating fraud amongst France's fattest fat cats.
Oh La La!
Oh La La!
A disparate group of Parisians rehearse a play that is trying to be typically French.
Paris Je T'Aime
Paris Je T'Aime
Twenty different glimpses of Paris.
Change Of Address
Change Of Address
Unrequited love in Paris.

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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