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Now in its 17th year, this annual festival celebrates the best of contemporary cinema from over the Channel, as well as celebrating older film legends.
This year's festival will run from November 8 to December 20 and will this year feature tributes to Jacques Tati and Jean Eustache. There will also be a number of events, which will be announced nearer the time.
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Monsieur Hulot becomes caught up in an American tourist invasion of Paris.
Tati's debut about a postman who sees a newsreel about the US mail system and decides to upgrade his deliveries, with comic consequences.
A detective enjoying a quiet holiday in southern France finds himself caught up in an intriguing mystery.
A French producer struggles to balance completing his roster of films with the demands of his young family.
An illiterate teenager struggles when he is sent to jail, but after embarking on a series of "missions" for a gang leader, he begins to hatch plans of his own.
A skint young man takes a job dressing as santa to raise cash to by a duffle coat.
Psychological drama about a young, inexperienced film reviewer who falls for the charms of a well-established female colleague.
A fiftysomething woman who hires a gigolo finds their relationship becomes unexpectedly complex.
Ensemble film that sees a regular day at the office shattered when the staff notice a banner on the building opposite reading: Man Alone.
Two penniless young men try to pick up young women and after one agrees to go with them to a dancehall things turn sour.
French Film Festival Features
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