Attila Marcel will open the French Film Festival Attila Marcel will open the French Film Festival

The French Film Festival gets the keys to the door as it celebrates its 21st edition in 2013, running from November 7 to 30.

The festival opened with a gala screening of Sylvain Chomet's first live action film Attila Marcel. The director of The Illusionist was a guest of the festival.

Other highlights include screenings of a restored version of Lola, while in London, critic Phillip French will introduce his favourite French film, Bertrand Tavernier’s Life And Nothing But.

The Festival's key venues are: Glasgow Film Theatre, Edinburgh Filmhouse, London CinéLumière, Warwick Arts Centre, Dundee DCA, Inverness Eden Court, Kirkcaldy Adam Smith, Aberdeen Belmont and Bo’ness Hippodrome.

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Attila Marcel
Attila Marcel
A man rendered mute by childhood trauma finds a road into his memories with the help of a neighbour.
Love Is In The Air
Love Is In The Air
A man and the woman he split up with three years previously meet by chance on a plane.
The Day Of The Crows
The Day Of The Crows
Animated story of a boy who leads a wild existence deep in the forest until the day he discovers civilised life in a neighbouring village and meets a girl who lives there.
Les Apaches
Les Apaches
A casual theft leads to trouble for a group of young friends.
Love story between a would-be sailor and his childhood friend.
Camille Claudel, 1915
Camille Claudel, 1915
Confined to an asylum, the former mistress of sculptor Auguste Rodin tries desperately to obtain a release.
Young & Beautiful
Young & Beautiful
Portrait of a 17-year-old, who sells her body for cash.
Me, Myself And Mum
Me, Myself And Mum
A comedy of misunderstandings.
A musician enters into an amour fou with a younger woman who is on the rebound.
An exhausted women tries to rebuild her life but finds obstacles intentionally placed in the way of her happiness.
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