French Film Festival 2014

Celebration of the director who died just 91 days after completing his final film.

View other French Film Festival Films by strand: Animation, Discovery Horizons, First World War Centenary, Panorama Horizons, Paris City Of Cinema

Hiroshima Mon Amour Hiroshima Mon Amour
Hiroshima Mon Amour and Life Of Riley
Hiroshima Mon Amour (Country: France, Japan; Year: 1959; Director: Alain Resnais; Writer: Marguerite Duras; Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, Bernard Fresson)
A French actress making an anti-war film embarks on an affair with a married man.
Life Of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Alain Resnais; Writer: Alan Ayckbourn, Jean-Marie Besset, Laurent Herbiet, Alain Resnais, Caroline Silhol; Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Hippolyte Girardot, Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi, Michel Vuillermoz, Caroline Sihol, Travis Kerschen)
A group of close friends discover that one of them only has a few months to live.

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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