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The 25th French Film Festival UK features 300 screenings of 46 films in 30 cities around the UK during its six-week run from November 2 to December 17.

In the selection is something for all tastes including boulevard hits, auteur choices, documentaries, animation and shorts as well as key films from the past including glorious restorations of Indochine (screened in the very first French Film Festival in 1992), Claude Bérri's magnificent Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources back for the first




 time in cinemas for many a year and a tribute to the late Jeanne Moreau with four of her classic titles (Moreau was a Festival patron in its early years).

 


  


Among the guests scheduled to attend are the Oscar-winning Régis Wargnier for the anniversary screening of Indochine; second time director Blandine Lenoir and stellar talent Agnès Jaoui for Aurora; acclaimed Belgian director Lucas Belvaux for the hugely topical This is Our Land (pictured); exciting new screenwriting talent Nicolas Fleureau for the nail-biting social thriller Corporate; return guests Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon for the hilarious Lost in Paris;  Lisa Azuelos for the musical biopic Dalida; and Marie Noëlle for Marie Curie: the Courage of Knowledge (screened to mark the 150th anniversary of the first female Nobel prizewinner's birth).

Audiences will find acclaimed titles from the festival circuit including Cannes where earlier this year such veterans as André Techiné (Golden Years), Phlippe Garrel (Lover for a Day), Jacques Doillon (Rodin) all had new films alongside a different generation such as Michel Hazanavicius having fun with Jean-Luc Godard in Redoubtable, Carine Tardieu's hit comedy Just to be Sure, François Ozon's erotic thriller The Double Lover, Laurent Cantet (on top form in The Workshop) and Emmanuelle Bercot (150 Milligrams) about a real life medical whistle-blower.

Festival director Richard Mowe said: "The Festival was started thanks to European funding during the UK's Presidency of the EC. In the looming shadow of Brexit it is more important than ever to nurture such cultural events, leading to closer harmony and an appreciation and understanding of our European neighbours, sentiments that find voice in the themes of many of the films on offer. We look forward to the next quarter century. Bon anniversaire!"


time in cinemas for many a year and a tribute to the late Jeanne Moreau with four of her classic titles (Moreau was a Festival patron in its early years).

Among the guests scheduled to attend are the Oscar-winning Régis Wargnier
for the anniversary screening of Indochine; director Blandine Lenoir and  Agnès Jaoui for Aurora; Belgian director Lucas Belvaux for the hugely topical This is Our Land; screenwriter Nicolas Fleureau for the social thriller Corporate; Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon for


return guests Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon for the hilarious Lost in Paris;  Lisa Azuelos for the musical biopic Dalida; and Marie Noëlle for Marie Curie: the Courage of Knowledge (screened to mark the 150th anniversary of the first female Nobel prizewinner's birth).

Audiences will find acclaimed titles from the festival circuit including Cannes where earlier this year such veterans as André Techiné (Golden Years), Phlippe Garrel (Lover for a Day), Jacques Doillon (Rodin) all had new films alongside a different generation such as Michel Hazanavicius having fun with Jean-Luc Godard in Redoubtable, Carine Tardieu's hit comedy Just to be Sure, François Ozon's erotic thriller The Double Lover, Laurent Cantet (on top form in The Workshop) and Emmanuelle Bercot (150 Milligrams) about a real life medical whistle-blower.

Festival director Richard Mowe said: "The Festival was started thanks to European funding during the UK's Presidency of the EC. In the looming shadow of Brexit it is more important than ever to nurture such cultural events, leading to closer harmony and an appreciation and understanding of our European neighbours, sentiments that find voice in the themes of many of the films on offer. We look forward to the next quarter century. Bon anniversaire!"


the comedy Lost in Paris;  Lisa Azuelos for the musical biopic Dalida; and Marie Noëlle for Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (screening to mark the 150th anniversary of her birth).

Festival director Richard Mowe said:
"In the looming shadow of Brexit it is more important than ever to nurture cultural events leading to closer harmony and an appreciation and understanding of our European neighbours, sentiments that find voice in many of the films on offer."


300 screenings in 30 cities at French Film Festival UK