French Film Festival 2017

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Before Summer Ends (Avant La Fin De L’été) (Country: Switzerland, France; Year: 2017; Director: Maryam Goormaghtigh)
Even after studying in France for five years, Arash hasn’t completely gotten used to the place, so he decides to return home to Iran. But friends Hossein and Ashkan are determined not to accept the loss of their closest pal.
The Paris Opera (L'Opèra de Paris) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Jean-Stéphane Bron)
Documentary, going behind the scenes of the Paris Opera.
Speak Up (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Stéphane de Freitas)
A documentary following students as they prepare for the Eloquentia competition, which determines the best orator in the class at the University of Saint-Denis in Paris.
To be held alongside an Edinburgh University debating event in French.
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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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