Léa Seydoux appears as a celebrity TV journalist in Bruno Dumont’s new film On A Half Clear Morning Photo: Indie Sales
The festival will screen more than 30 titles at cinemas across the UK as well as online. Highlights will include Bruno Dumont’s On A Half Clear Morning, starring No Time To Die's Léa Seydoux, who will also appear in Arnaud Desplechin's Deception.
Other names to look out for are Noémie Merlant (from Portrait of a Lady on Fire) who takes on the joint role as actor and director in My Love; and Hafsia Herzi, who makes her directing debut filming a portrait of a family in turmoil in Marseille in Good Mother.
In addition to the online programme, young cinemagoers will also benefit from their own unique selection, with titles being screened both in-cinema and in their own classrooms.
Festival director Richard Mowe said: “We’re overjoyed to welcome back our faithful audiences, both in cinemas and online, to one of the strongest and most diverse line-ups of any edition of the 29-year-old Festival. To whet appetites there is everything from award-winners to new talents. Thanks to all our partner cinemas for showing enthusiasm and ingenuity in their choices from the official selection and to our sponsors and partners for their unwavering support in what have been and will continue to be challenging times. Vive le cinéma! and bon Festival."