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Welcome to the 27th edition of the French Film Festival, the UK’s only festival embracing French and Francophone cinema in all its diversity. We are delighted to be screening some of the most exciting new films from across the Channel, including Cannes award-winners On a Magical Night and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, as well as Bruno Dumont’s heavy metal musical about the life of Joan of Arc and Zabou Breitman and Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec’s beautifully animated tale of life in Afghanistan under Taliban control, The Swallows of Kabul. Much-loved Swiss classic The Salamander returns to the big screen, whilst documentaries Delphine and Carole and Gaultier - Freak & Chic explore central figures who have been instrumental in shaping French culture.

Films in this Season

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1 November

Alice and the Mayor + Q&A (N/C 15+)

A lively, funny and touching exploration of the way we live

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3 November

Oh Mercy (N/C 15+)

Delving into the lives of the marginalised

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5 November

The Wolf's Call (N/C 15+)

​As Russia heads towards conflict with Europe, a French submarine finds itself in a crisis.

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11 November

The Swallows of Kabul + Q&A (N/C 15+)

The Swallows of Kabul portrays life under Taliban control

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10 November

The Salamander (N/C 18+)

An intelligent, tongue-in-cheek portrait of the young

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5 November

The Mystery of Henri Pick (N/C 12+)

Wry, witty and thoroughly enjoyable

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2 November

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (N/C 18+)

A vivid portrait of a stolen romance

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4 November

On a Magical Night (N/C 15+)

Christophe Honoré serves up a French farce

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9 November

La Belle epoque + Q&A (15)

Actor and screenwriter Nicolas Bedos’s second feature

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7 November

Delphine and Carole (N/C 15+)

Calliso McNulty’s documentary chronicles how the two women fought for women’s rights

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3 November

Joan of Arc (N/C 15+)

The classic French heroine's tale

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3 November

Jeannette: the Childhood of Joan of Arc (N/C 15+)

The story of France’s patron saint is told through the joyful noise of a heavy-metal musical

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2 November

Invisibles (N/C 15+)

Les Invisibles is a marvellous genre-bending confection

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1 November

I Lost My Body (N/C 15+)

Jérémy Clapin’s beautifully realised curio

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6 November

Gaultier - Freak & Chic (N/C 15+)

Gaultier’s most outrageous project yet

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8 November

Farewell to the Night (N/C 15+)

A story of tough love

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4 November

Young Ahmed (N/C 15+)

Portrait of a radicalised Muslim teen

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