For the first time, the festival will present a hybrid edition in 2020, with seven films available as part of the FFF @ home offer. Screenings will also be held up and down the UK.

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Honey Cigar
Honey Cigar
A teenager finds herself caught between cultures on the road to self-determination
Love Affair(s)
Love Affair(s)
François has to rush back to Paris to cover for a sick colleague, leaving his partner Daphné, three months pregnant, to welcome his cousin, Maxime. In the four days till Francois’ return Daphné and Maxime get to know each other, sharing increasingly intimate stories that bring them closer.
Slalom
Slalom
Coming-of-age tale about a young skier who is drawn into an abusive relationship.
Perfumes
Perfumes
A friendship begins to blossom between a stressed chauffeur and his aloof client.
Arab Blues
Arab Blues
A Parisian psychoanalyst tries to set up a practice in a post-Arab Spring Tunis.
The Translators
The Translators
To ensure absolute secrecy for the global publication of a bestseller, nine skilled translators are invited to a remote location. They are given a number of pages to translate each day. There is no contact with the outside world. Then the publisher receives a blackmail demand, threatening to release the manuscript online.
Les Misérables
Les Misérables
A man joins an anti-crime brigade and rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighbourhood groups.
Breathless
Breathless
A young criminal hides out with a woman who can't decide whether or not she loves him. Plus read our exclusive interview with assistant director Pierre Rissient.

French Film Festival Features

Director puts femmes to the fore
Martin Provost on Juliette Binoche, gender divisions and revolution
Huppert lightens up her image
Mama Weed director Jean-Paul Salomé talks adaptations, star collaboration and Covid
Actors on the barricades
Cast of Les Misérables talk chemistry, stereotypes and awareness
Pierre Rissient on Breathless
One of cinema's most influential figures contemplates the re-release of the Godard classic.

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