The French Film Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary with screenings across the UK. Guests will include Patrice Leconte and Eric Gravel.

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Goliath
Goliath
In the aftermath of President Macron's U-turn on a glyphosate ban, the stories of lawyer Patrick, victim France and lobbyist Mathias intertwine when the wife of a farmer dead from cancer commits a terrible act of protest.
Simone: Woman Of The Century
Simone: Woman Of The Century
An intimate and epic portrait of an extraordinary woman who eminently challenged and transformed her era defending a humanist message still keenly relevant today.
The Blue Caftan
The Blue Caftan
Halim and Mina own a small family tailor shop that specializes in sewing ceremonial caftans. Since traditional hand-crafted work is time-consuming, Halim decides to hire an assistant, Youssef. The presence of the attractive young man arouses long-suppressed feelings in Halim, something that does not go unnoticed by his wife Mina.
Peter Von Kant
Peter Von Kant
The life of famous film director Peter von Kant is turned upside down when he meets the handsome young Amir.
Tori And Lokita
Tori And Lokita
In Belgium today, a young boy and an adolescent girl who have travelled alone from Africa pit their invincible friendship against the difficult conditions of their exile.
Close
Close
Two best friends find their bond upset by schoolmates.
Black Box
Black Box
Mathieu is a young and talented black box analyst on a mission to solve the reason behind the deadly crash of a brand new aircraft.
Incredible But True
Incredible But True
A mysterious tunnel in the cellar of a new home turns lives upside down.
Maigret
Maigret
In 1950s Paris, the body of a young woman is found dressed in an evening gown and holding no I.D. When nobody claims the body, Detective Jules Maigret is brought onto the case.
Both Sides Of The Blade
Both Sides Of The Blade
Sara has been in a stable, loving relationship with Jean for years. But then a man from their past reappears and, without warning, an old passion reignites.
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French Film Festival Features

Stitching in feelings
Maryam Touzani on the inspiration for The Blue Caftan and its emotional fabric
French Film Festival UK highlights
We recommend some of our favourites from the 30th anniversary edition
Building a better childhood
Benjamin Massoubre on Little Nicholas: Happy As Can Be
Binoche at the end of her tether
Reality bites with the women workers on the frontline in Between Two Worlds
Bejo’s caring skills lead to zombie role
Actress turned up the pressure on director during Covid
Baptism of fire with Audiard
Paris, 13th District star Lucie Zhang on intimacy, acting techniques and Cannes high heels
Love and sex in lockdown
Audiard gets under the covers with young singles in Paris, 13th District
The rhythms of Full Time
Director Eric Gravel on finding the right pace and story for his single mum drama
Living the story
Claude Lelouch on working with Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant and not knowing the end
Lelouch goes back to the future in Cannes
Love story continues 53 years on
Completing the trip
Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.
Here in my car
Claude Lelouch on La Bonne Année, Un Homme Et Une Femme, Un + Une and Roman De Gare.
The observer
Claude Lelouch on dreams, entertainment and his remarkable career.

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Guest to incude Patrice Leconte and Charlotte Gainsbourg
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