French Film Festival 2021

View other French Film Festival Films by strand: Animation, Classic, Discovery, Documentary, FFF@Home

I Want to Talk About Duras I Want to Talk About Duras
I Want to Talk About Duras and The Restless
Another World (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Stéphane Brizé; Writer: Stéphane Brizé, Olivier Gorce; Stars: Anthony Bajon, Marie Drucker, Sandrine Kiberlain, Vincent Lindon, Anthony Bajon, Marie Drucker, Sandrine Kiberlain, Vincent Lindon)
Drama about an executive manager, his wife and his family, at the moment when his professional choices are about to overwhelm them all.
Deception (Tromperie) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Arnaud Desplechin; Writer: Arnaud Desplechin and Julie Peyr, based on the book by Philip Roth; Stars: Léa Seydoux, Emmanuelle Devos, Miglen Mirtchev, Madalina Constantin)
An American novelist living for a time in London converses with his wife, his mistress, and other female characters he may have dreamed up.
Delicious (Delicieux) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Éric Besnard; Writer: Éric Besnard, Nicolas Boukhrief; Stars: Grégory Gadebois, Isabelle Carré, Benjamin Lavernhe, Guillaume de Tonquédec, Christian Bouillette, Lorenzo Lefèbvre, Marie-Julie Baup, Laurent Bateau, Manon Combes, Félix Fournier, Christophe Rossignon, François De Brauer, Jérémy Lopez, Antoine Gouy, Benjamin Lhommas)
Historic tale of romance and revenge as a sacked cook open's France's first restaurant.
The Divide (La Fracture) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Catherine Corsini; Writer: Catherine Corsini, Agnès Feuvre, Laurette Polmanss; Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marina Foïs, Pio Marmaï, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h)
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.
Eugénie Grandet (Country: France, UK, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Marc Dugain; Writer: Marc Dugain, Honoré de Balzac; Stars: Joséphine Japy, Olivier Gourmet, Valérie Bonneton, César Domboy, François Marthouret, Nathalie Bécue, Bruno Raffaelli, Jean Chevalier, Philippe du Janerand, Pierre-Olivier Scotto, Anne-Marie Philipe, Alexandre Laval, Philippe Dusseau, Olivier Massart, Michel Bompoil)
A woman is set on a collision course with her avaricious father in this historic classic.
France France
France and The Divide
Fahim (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Pierre-François Martin-Laval; Writer: Thibault Vanhulle, Philippe Elno, Fahim Mohammad; Stars: Assad Ahmed, Gérard Depardieu, Mizanur Rahaman, Isabelle Nanty, Sarah Touffic Othman-Schmitt, Victor Herroux, Tiago Toubi, Alexandre Naud, Pierre Gommé, Axel Keravec, Didier Flamand, Pierre-François Martin-Laval, Sabrina Uddin, Mougdo Mishti Das, Tapati Munsi)
Forced to flee his native Bangladesh, eight-year-old chess prodigy Fahim arrives in Paris with his father. Refused asylum, as illegal immigrants they spiral downwards into homelessness and desperation before they have a stroke of luck.
France (On A Half Clear Morning) (Country: France, Italy, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin, Benjamin Biolay, Emanuele Arioli, Juliane Köhler, Gaëtan Amiel, Jewad Zemmar, Marc Bettinelli)
A TV journalist's career, home life, and psychological stability are shaken after a driving accident.
I Want to Talk About Duras (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Claire Simon; Writer: Claire Simon, based on the book by Yann Andréa; Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Swann Arlaud)
Portrait of the complex romantic relationship between epochal experimental novelist and filmmaker Marguerite Duras and her much younger, homosexual partner, Yann Andréa.
Kaamelott: First Chapter (Kaamelott: First Installment) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Alexandre Astier; Writer: Alexandre Astier; Stars: Alexandre Astier, Lionnel Astier, Antoine de Caunes, Alain Chabat, Christian Clavier, Clovis Cornillac, Thomas Cousseau, Guillaume Gallienne, Anne Girouard, Jean-Christophe Hembert, Franck Pitiot, François Rollin, Joëlle Sevilla, Sting, Sakir Uyar)
King Arthur spoof.
Lingui (Lingui, The Sacred Bonds) (Country: France, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun; Writer: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
30-year-old Amina, a practicing Muslim, lives alone with her only child, the 15-year-old Maria. When Amina learns Maria is not only pregnant but wishes to abort the child, the two women face an impossible situation in a country where abortion is legally and morally condemned.
Petite Maman Petite Maman
Petite Maman and Lingui
OSS 117: From Africa With Love (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Nicolas Bedos; Writer: Jean Bruce, Jean-François Halin; Stars: Jean Dujardin, Pierre Niney, Melodie Casta, Natacha Lindinger, Wladimir Yordanoff, Fatou N'Diaye, Pol White, Ricky Tribord, Hersi Abdirizak)
Spy spoof sees the secret agent forced to team up with a young colleague.
Paris 13th District (Les Olympiades) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Jacques Audiard; Writer: Jacques Audiard, Léa Mysius, Céline Sciamma; Stars: Noémie Merlant, Stephen Manas, Geneviève Doang, Lumina Wang)
Émilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy - They're friends, sometimes lovers and often both.
Peaceful (De Son Vivant) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Emmanuelle Bercot; Writer: Emmanuelle Bercot, Marcia Romano; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Benoît Magimel, Gabriel Sara, Cécile de France, Oscar Morgan, Lou Lampros, Melissa George, Julie Arnold, M.D. Gabriel A. Sara, Catherine Deneuve, Benoît Magimel, Gabriel Sara, Cécile de France, Oscar Morgan, Lou Lampros)
A doctor tries to bring a mother and son to acceptance of the mother's illness.
Petite Maman (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Céline Sciamma; Writer: Céline Sciamma; Stars: Gabrielle Sanz, Joséphine Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne, Margot Abascal,)
Something magical happens to a young girl after the death of her grandma.
The Restless (Les Intranquilles, De Peur qu'Il Ne Sauve) (Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg; Year: 2021; Director: Joachim Lafosse; Writer: Lou Du Pontavice, Juliette Goudot, Pablo Guarise, Joachim Lafosse, Chloé Leonil, Anne-Lise Morin, François Pirot; Stars: Damien Bonnard, Leïla Bekhti, Gabriel Merz Chammah Patrick Descamps, Alexandre Gavras)
A family struggles with the father's bipolar disorder.
Deception Deception
Deception and Paris 13th District
Spread Your Wings (Donne moi des ailes) (Country: France, Norway; Year: 2019; Director: Nicolas Vanier; Writer: Lilou Fogli, Lilou Fogli, Christian Moullec, Matthieu Petit, Nicolas Vanier, Nicolas Vanier; Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Mélanie Doutey, Louis Vazquez, Lilou Fogli, Frédéric Saurel, Grégori Baquet, Dominique Pinon, Ariane Pirié, Philippe Magnan, Cédric Meusburger, Jean-Paul Rouve, Mélanie Doutey, Louis Vazquez, Lilou Fogli, Frédéric Saurel)
A sulky teenager finds himself unexpectedly involved in his father's project to train a flock of geese to take a new migration path.
News

59th New York Film Festival early bird highlights Futura, Jane By Charlotte, James Baldwin: From Another Place and The Velvet Underground

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Lynchpin eastern European film festival

French Film Festival
Showcase of film for Francophiles

DOC NYC

London Korean Film Festival

Abertoir

In the Archive


Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.