The White Knights is among the films screening The White Knights is among the films screening

Now in its 24th year, the festival has expanded to include 36 locations up and down the UK. Among the guests scheduled to attend are Bouli Lanners for his Gothic thriller The First The Last and Emma Luchini for her second feature My Men and her award winning short La femme de Rio. Plus Nicolas Pagnol, grandson of Marcel Pagnol, presents the restored version of his grandfather’s Marseille Trilogy.

View Films by Strand:

View previous years coverage of the French Film Festival festival:

Box office and information

French Latest Reviews

The Red Turtle
The Red Turtle
The life of a castaway on a desert island.
Slack Bay
Slack Bay
Period comedy, set in 1910, about the investigation into disappearances from beaches in France.
Cézanne And I
Cézanne And I
Drama about the friendship between Cézanne and Émile Zola.
From The Land Of The Moon
From The Land Of The Moon
Twenty-year story of the loves of a passionate, free-spirited woman.
Journey Through French Cinema
Journey Through French Cinema
A personal look at French cinema, the films, directors and composers.
La Grande Vadrouille
La Grande Vadrouille
Two ordinary Frenchman help the crew of an RAF bomber shot down over Paris during the German occupation
Caprice
Caprice
A stupid man becomes embroiled in an unlikely love triangle.
Long Way North
Long Way North
A young Russian aristocrat embarks on an adventure to find her lost grandad.
My Men
My Men
An enigmatic woman acts as a catalyst in the lives of a father and his sons.
La Femme De Rio
La Femme De Rio
A recovering alcoholic who refuses to leave his flat embarks on a whirlwind imagined romance with a woman he meets by chance.
A-Z of French Film Festival 2016 reviews >>>

French Film Festival Features

Danièle explores 'the intimacy of men'
Cézanne Et Moi director on artistic icons, friendship, and her father's hit comedy.
A post-impression of life
Director Danièle Thompson on creating a portrait of a friendship in Cézanne Et Moi.
My Men opens French Film Festival
Director Emma Luchini attends Q&A
Bertrand Tavernier's odyssey
The director discusses My Journey Through French Cinema.

French Film Festival News

French Film Festival launch
We take a look at some of the highlights.
French Film Festival expands horizons
Largest edition to feature highlights including Cézanne and Me.
News

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

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Marrakech International Film Festival

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
22nd edition of the Baltic film showcase

Abertoir
Thrills and chills await with Abertoir the 13th!

Dunoon Film Festival

Seville Film Festival
15th edition of the festival celebrating European film

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.