French Film Festival 2018

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La Grande Illusion La Grande Illusion
La Grande Illusion and Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac (Country: France; Year: 1990; Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau; Writer: Jean-Claude Carriere, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, based on the play by Edmond Rostand; Stars: Gerard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber, Roland Bertin, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Pierre Maguelon)
Superior retelling - in verse - of the classic romance.
La Grande Illusion (The Grand Illusion) (Country: France; Year: 1937; Director: Jean Renoir; Writer: Jean Renoir, Charles Spaak; Stars: Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Eric von Stroheim, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carrette, Dita Parlo, Georges Péclet, Jean Dasté, Sylvain Itkine, Gaston Modot, Werner Florian)
French prisoners in the First World War plot a series of escapes. Currently out to own as part of the seven-disc Jean Renoir Collection.
The Truth (La verite) (Country: France, Italy; Year: 1960; Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot; Writer: Henri-Georges Clouzot, Simone Drieu, Michèle Perrein, Jérôme Géronimi, Christiane Rochefort, Véra Clouzot; Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, Sami Frey, Marie-José Nat, Jean-Loup Reynold, André Oumansky, Claude Berri, Jacques Perrin, Barbara Sommers, Louis Seigner, Raymond Meunier, René Blancard, Paul Bonifas, Hubert de Lapparent)
Drama follows a woman on trial for murder
The Unvanquished (Country: France, Italy; Year: 1964; Director: Alain Cavalier; Writer: Alain Cavalier, Jean Cau; Stars: Alain Delon, Lea Massari, Georges Géret, Maurice Garrel, Robert Castel, Viviane Attia, Robert Bazil, Paul Pavel, Camille de Casabianca, Alain Cavalier, Pierre Collet, Edith Garnier, Guy Laroche, Laure Paillette, Alain Delon)
Against a background of the Algerian War of the 1960s, a deserter from the French Foreign Legion is on the run from the authorities.

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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