French Film Festival

French Film Festival on Tour

Season

Please note: this season finished in Dec 2019

We’re delighted to welcome the French Film Festival UK for a selection of screenings featuring previews of some of the finest new French cinema from some of the country’s most exciting filmmaking talent both in front of and behind the camera.

Join us for Cédric Kahn’s drama Happy Birthday starring Catherine Deneuve; film noir, Oh Mercy! from Arnaud Desplechin; Belgium’s Dardenne brothers’ exploration of a troubled teen in Young Ahmed; and one of the hits from this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Celine Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire.


Previous screenings in this season

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

 Classified 15  S   French Film Festival
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Please note: This was screened in Dec 2019
Film
Winner of Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at Cannes (where it received rave reviews and was widely considered the best film of the festival), Céline Sciamma’s striking fourth feature is an exquisite tale of female desire, hidden love, art, and the gaze.

Young Ahmed

 Classified 15  S   French Film Festival
Young Ahmed
Please note: This was screened in Dec 2019
Film
The Dardenne Brothers won this year's Best Director award at Cannes for this brave portrait of a radicalised Muslim teen.

Oh Mercy

 Classified 15  S   French Film Festival
Oh Mercy
Please note: This was screened in Dec 2019
Film
Arnaud Desplechin's (Ismael's Ghosts) latest is a murder mystery based on a real-life crime in Roubaix, a city in Northern France where he was born.

Happy Birthday

 Classified 15  S   French Film Festival
Happy Birthday
Please note: This was screened in Dec 2019
Film
Family relations unravel to wonderfully excruciating comic and dramatic effect in this all-star ensemble piece from versatile French writer-director and here, co-star, Cédric Kahn.