The French Film Festival returns for its 29th edition with a mixture of screenings across the UK and an online streaming selection. It opens on November 3 with Emmanuel Corcoul's The Big Hit and closes on December 15. In addition to the features listed below, there will also be a short film showcase.

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Petite Maman
Petite Maman
Something magical happens to a young girl after the death of her grandma.
Titane
Titane
A woman becomes pregnant after having sex with a car.
France
France
A TV journalist's career, home life, and psychological stability are shaken after a driving accident.
Playground
Playground
A little girl faces a moral dilemma after she sees her brother being bullied.
The Big Hit
The Big Hit
Drama about a prison theatre workshop, who are staging Waiting For Godot.
The Restless
The Restless
A family struggles with the father's bipolar disorder.
Robust
Robust
An actor forges and unlikely friendship with the woman assigned to provide him with security.
I Want to Talk About Duras
I Want to Talk About Duras
Portrait of the complex romantic relationship between epochal experimental novelist and filmmaker Marguerite Duras and her much younger, homosexual partner, Yann Andréa.
The Divide
The Divide
Two women on the verge of a breakup, in a hospital, are further stressed on the night of a big demonstration by the overwhelmed staff and by angry, injured protestors who land up besieging the building.
Promises
Promises
A mayor in the final term of her political career faces a choice between integrity and ambition.
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Claire Simon on the I Want to Talk About Duras stars, Yann Andréa, and Marguerite Duras
The feeling of this time
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