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The French Film Festival celebrates its silver anniversary this year, touring locations up and down the UK. Guests attending this year's festival include young French talent Felix Kyskil, who features in two films at this year's event - Redoutable and Lover For A Day.

This year's Classics section includes tributes to Jeanne Moreau and Claude Berri.

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Mr Klein
Mr Klein
A man who is taking advantage of his fleeing Jewish neighbours in the Second World War becomes obsessed with his Jewish 'double'.
The Workshop
The Workshop
An exploration of group dynamics in a young people’s writing workshop.
L'Amant Double
L'Amant Double
A fragile young woman falls for her psychotherapist... and his twin.
I Got Life!
I Got Life!
A woman embraces a new phase in her life.
Félicité
Félicité
Story of a singer who finds herself in desperate circumstances after her son has an accident.
Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess: Four Enchanting Tales
Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess: Four Enchanting Tales
Four animated tales give a twist to tradition.
Barbara
Barbara
Filmmaking and real life start to blur for a director making a biopic about female singer Barbara.
Redoubtable
Redoubtable
Paris 1967. Jean-Luc Godard, the leading filmmaker of his generation, is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky, 20 years his junior. They are happy, attractive, in love, they marry. But the film’s reception unleashes a profound self-examination in Jean-Luc.
Ismael's Ghosts
Ismael's Ghosts
A filmmaker's life becomes complicated by the return of a former lover.
Indochine
Indochine
A plantation owner in Indochina finds herself in a love rivalry with her adopted daughter as France's colonial strength wanes.
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French Film Festival Features

Deepening the mystery
Mathieu Amalric and Jeanne Balibar on Barbara and Balibar's Merveilles À Montfermeil
Filming sensations
Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Jeanne’s love affair with Barbara
César best actress Balibar on becoming a musical legend in Barbara
Moreau - the feminist femme fatale
We look back at the life of France's screen legend.
Long and short of Ismael's Ghosts
Desplechin on choices, Cotillard, Amalric and Gainsbourg.

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