This annual celebration of films from the other side of the Channel is now in its 16th year - and this year expands its touring schedule to visit Cardiff, Warwick, Birmingham and Inverness, as well as its regular venues.

This year's event comprises: Panorama (films by established directors) and Discovery (titles by upcoming film-makers). Retro, rather than focusing on a particular actor or director, this year jumps in ahead of May's 40th anniversary of the revolutionary zeal of '68 by providing an opportunity to revisit a classic offering from Louis Malle in tandem with a rare documentary filmed at the time.

Although the majority of films in the programme do not have a British distributor (and therefore the public's only chance to see them is in the festival) a special Preview section has also been created to showcase French films that will be on release over the next few months.

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Priceless
Priceless
A young woman in search of a rich husband seduces a penniless waiter by mistake.
Avril
Avril
The life of a novice nun changes after she tracks down the brother she has never met.
Her Name Is Sabine
Her Name Is Sabine
Sandrine Bonnaire documents the sad life of her autistic sister.
The Premonition
The Premonition
A lawyer rejects his bourgeois past and moves to the inner city in an attempt to engage with ordinary life.
Before I Forget
Before I Forget
An HIV positive man comes to terms with age, illness, and the death of his lover.
Change Of Address
Change Of Address
Unrequited love in Paris.

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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

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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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