French Film Festival 2010

A chance to get an early peek at French cinema due to be released in cinemas during the next few months.

View other French Film Festival Films by strand: André Téchiné Masterclass, Cult Classic: The Maverick Marches On, Discovery Horizons, Family Choice, Panorama Horizons, Pierre Étaix Celebration, Shorts

The Princess Of Montpensier The Princess Of Montpensier
The Princess Of Montpensier and The French Kissers
The French Kissers (Les Beaux Gosses) (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Riad Sattouf; Stars: Vincent Lacoste, Anthony Sonigo, Alice Tremoliere)
A geeky underachiever finds his life turning around when the prettiest girl in his class declares an interest in him - but both are nervous, and they soon discover that relationships are fragile things.
Outside The Law (Hors-la-loi) (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Rachid Bouchareb; Writer: Rachid Bouchareb; Stars: Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Chafia Boudraa, Bernard Blancan, Sabrina Seyvecou, Assaad Bouab, Thibault de Montalembert, Samir Guesmi, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Ahmed Benaissa, Larbi Zekkal, Mourad Khen, Mohamed Djouhari, Mustapha Bendou), Official Site
The story of three Algerian brothers and their fight for their country's freedom.
The Princess Of Montpensier (La Princesse De Montpensier) (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Bertrand Tavernier; Writer: Jean Cosmos, François-Olivier Rousseau, Bertrand Tavernier; Stars: Mélanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Gaspard Ulliel, Raphaël Personnaz, Anatole de Bodinat, Eric Rulliat, Samuel Theis, Michel Vuillermoz, Judith Chemla, Philippe Magnan, César Domboy, Jean-Pol Dubois, Florence Thomassin, Christine Brücher), Official Site
A story of forbidden love set against the religious wars between Catholics and Protestants in the 16th century. Plus, read our with Bertrand Tavernier.
The Round-Up (Le Rafle) (Country: France; Year: 2010; Director: Roselyne Bosch; Writer: Roselyne Bosch; Stars: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh, Raphaëlle Agogué, Hugo Leverdez, Joseph Weismann, Oliver Cywie, Mathieu Di Concerto, Romain Di Concerto, Sylvie Testud, Anne Brochet, Roland Copé, Jean-Michel Noirey, Rebecca Marder, Adèle Exarchopoulos), Official Site
This true story reveals how French police rounded up civilian Jews living in Paris in order to send 13,000 men, women and children to their deaths at Auschwitz in the summer of 1942.

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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