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Festivals & events

27 October 2021 à 16:12

29th French Film Festival UK

The crème de la crème of French and French-language cinema will be presented in 31 theaters in the United Kingdom from November 3 to December 15, 2021, at the French Film Festival UK, an event that has become a movie-industry institution since 1992. An online edition of the event will also be held from December 3–12, showcasing a different lineup.

This 2021 edition of the event, which is supported, in particular, by the Institut Français, the Alliance Française, Screen Scotland, and UniFrance, and which remains helmed by artistic director Richard Mowe, will open at the Ciné Lumière in London with the British premiere of On A Half Clear Morning by Bruno Dumont, who will attend the screening. The film will then be presented in Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lewes, and Stirling.

Over 30 films will be showcased at this year's festival, including British premieres, preview screenings, work by new talents, French cinema classics, and short films. Audiences will be able to discover a number of acclaimed titles presented at Cannes and other international film festivals held earlier in the year, such as the Palme d'Or winner Titane by Julia Ducournau, Constance Meyer's film Robust (which opened Critics' Week at Cannes, starring Gérard Depardieu as an ageing actor), as well as the animation Josep, winner of the 2021 César Award for Best Animated Film.

The selection of short films includes six titles and a bonus film, covering a wide diversity of genres. Audiences will have the chance to see award-winners from Clermont-Ferrand and the Angers Premiers Plans Festival. The short film program will also be screened in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London.

More than 1,000 students at film schools and high schools will also be offered a selection of films specially put together for them, to be screened at cinemas or at their schools.

In addition to Bruno Dumont, who will take part in the festival's open ceremony, Joachim Lafosse will also present The Restless at the Lewes Depot on December 8, while Jean-Pierre Améris is among guests of the festival's online edition and will speak about his film My Father's Stories.

For all further information, visit the festival's official website.

All of the sections of the 29th French Film Festival UK

Discovery

Panorama

Classics

Documentaries

Animation

Author : Communications

Latest update : 29 October 2021 à 16:12 CEST

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