French Film Festival teases programme

Streamlined edition to feature Costa-Gavras and Guédiguian

by Amber Wilkinson

Arab Blues
Arab Blues Photo: Courtesy of London Film Festival/Carole Bethuel
The French Film Festival has announced it will screen a streamlined programme for its 28th edition across dates in November and December.

The programme, which is still a work in progress, will feature films including culture-clash comedy Arab Blues and Papicha - which sees teens fighting fundamentalism - alongside classics like Costa-Gavras' murder mystery The Sleeping Car Murders. Other familiar names joining the line-up include Robert Guédiguian, whose heartfelt family drama Gloria Mundi will also screen.

Festival director Richard Mowe said: "We felt it important that the 28th edition of the French Film Festival UK should continue to keep faith with our colleagues in cinemas and our loyal and enthusiastic audiences stretching from Shetland to Plymouth. The festival will follow the guidelines for distancing and self-protection."

The programme so far - with further titles due to be announced later this summer - can be viewed online here.

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