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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.
View previous years coverage of the French Film Festival festival:
French Latest Reviews
A young woman in search of a rich husband seduces a penniless waiter by mistake.
The life of a novice nun changes after she tracks down the brother she has never met.
Sandrine Bonnaire documents the sad life of her autistic sister.
A lawyer rejects his bourgeois past and moves to the inner city in an attempt to engage with ordinary life.
An HIV positive man comes to terms with age, illness, and the death of his lover.
Unrequited love in Paris.
French Film Festival Features
Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet
In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.
A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.
Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.
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