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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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.

French Film Festival News

French Film Festival hit by cinema closures
More than 200 screenings to be postponed due to fresh English lockdown
French Film Festival teases programme
Streamlined edition to feature Costa-Gavras and Guédiguian
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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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