French Film Festival 2016

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César (Country: France; Year: 1936; Director: Marcel Pagnol; Writer: Marcel Pagnol; Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Fernand Charpin, Orane Demazis, Paul Dullac, Robert Vattier, Marcel Maupi, Édouard Delmont, Milly Mathis, Thommeray, Jean Castan, Robert Bassac, Alida Rouffe, Rellys, Charblay)
Fanny's son learns the truth about his father's true identity and sets out to find him.
Fanny (Country: France; Year: 1932; Director: Marc Allégret; Writer: Marcel Pagnol; Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin, Auguste Mouriès, Robert Vattier, Marcel Maupi, Alida Rouffe, Milly Mathis, Odette Roger, Louis Boulle, Édouard Delmont, André Gide, Pierre Prévert, Annie Toinon)
After her lover goes to sea, his girlfriend discovers she is pregnant.
Marius (Country: France; Year: 1931; Director: Alexander Korda; Writer: Marcel Pagnol; Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Fernand Charpin, Alida Rouffe, Paul Dullac, Alexandre Mihalesco, Robert Vattier, Édouard Delmont, Orane Demazis, Lucien Callamand, Zé Digiovanni, Giovanni, Milly Mathis, Marcel Maupi, Quéret)
A man faces a choice between going to sea and staying with the woman he loves.

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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