French Film Festival 2013

A chance to take an early look at films which will be distributed in the UK in the coming months.

View other French Film Festival Films by strand: Classic, Discovery Horizons, Documentaries, Family, Panorama Horizons, Shorts, Tribute to Louis De Funès, Tribute to Maurice Pialat

Marius Marius
Marius and Young & Beautiful
Attila Marcel (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Sylvain Chomet; Writer: Sylvain Chomet; Stars: Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont, Hélène Vincent, Luis Rego, Fanny Touron, Kea Kaing, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Vincent Deniard, Cyril Couton, Philippe Soutan, Guilhem Pellegrin, Jean-Paul Solal, Jean-Pol Brissart, Elsa Davoine)
A man rendered mute by childhood trauma finds a road into his memories with the help of a neighbour.
Becoming Traviata (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Philippe Béziat)
A behind the scenes documentary about the staing of La Traviata at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
Camille Claudel, 1915 (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Emmanuel Kauffman, Marion Keller)
Confined to an asylum, the former mistress of sculptor Auguste Rodin tries desperately to obtain a release.
Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Cédric Klapisch; Writer: Cédric Klapisch; Stars: Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France, Sandrine Holt, Romain Duris, Cassandra Starr, Kevin Bishop, Amanda M. Rodriguez, Adrian Martinez, Toshiko Onizawa, Alex Ziwak, Ashley Lambert, Shuya Chang, Li Jun Li, Celia Au)
The continuing adventures of Xavier who, after Pot Luck and Russian Dolls, is a fish-out-water in New York in pursuit of his estranged wife.
Fanny (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Daniel Auteuil; Writer: Daniel Auteuil, Marcel Pagnol; Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Victoire Bélézy, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Raphaël Personnaz, Marie-Anne Chazel, Nicolas Vaude, Daniel Russo, Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Louis Barcelona, Georges Neri, Martine Diotalevi, Roger Souza, Bernard Larmande, Michèle Granier, Aline Choisi)
The second part of Daniel Auteuil’sMarseilles Trilogy revival, begins where the last story ended, concentrating on the heroine’s efforts to survive back home while her lover sails the seven seas.
Attila Marcel Attila Marcel
Attila Marcel and Camille Claudel, 1915
Love Is In The Air (Amour & turbulences) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Alexandre Castagnetti; Writer: Xavier Nemo, Xavier Nemo, Nirina Ralanto, Nirina Ralanto, Julien Simonet, Julien Simonet, Vincent Angell, Nicolas Bedos, Nicolas Bedos, Brigitte Bémol, Alexandre Castagnetti; Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Nicolas Bedos, Jonathan Cohen, Arnaud Ducret, Brigitte Catillon, Jackie Berroyer, Clémentine Célarié, Michel Vuillermoz, Lila Salet, Ina Castagnetti, Sophie-Charlotte Husson, Yves Espargilière, Cédric Nouet, David Capelle, Jean-Philippe Goudroye)
A man and the woman he split up with three years previously meet by chance on a plane.
Marius (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: Daniel Auteuil; Writer: Daniel Auteuil, Marcel Pagnol; Stars: Raphaël Personnaz, Victoire Bélézy, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marie-Anne Chazel, Nicolas Vaude, Daniel Russo, Rufus)
Love story between a would-be sailor and his childhood friend.
Young & Beautiful (Jeune et jolie, Jeune & Jolie) (Country: France; Year: 2013; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon; Stars: Marine Vacth, Géraldine Palhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantan Ravat, Johan Leysen, Charlotte Rampling, Nathalie Richard, Djedje Apali, Lucas Prisor, Laurent Delbecque, Jeanne Ruff )
Portrait of a 17-year-old, who sells her body for cash.

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