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French films cross the Channel

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Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Aberdeen, Dumfries, Dundee, Inverness, Stirling and Warwick: these are the nine British cities participating in the 18th French Film Festival UK, which kicked off yesterday and will close on December 7.

The line-up includes five titles in UK avant-premiere: Bertrand Tavernier’s The Princess of Montpensier [+see also:
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(Optimum Releasing); Roselyne Bosch’s The Round-Up [+see also:
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(distribution: Revolver); Marc Dugain’s An Ordinary Execution (Arrow); Riad Sattouf’s The French Kissers [+see also:
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(CinéFile); and Rachid Bouchareb’s Outside the Law [+see also:
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(Optimum Releasing).

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The Discovery section will unspool Christopher Thompson’s Bus Palladium [+see also:
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, Mona Achache’s The Hedgehog [+see also:
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, Imogène [+see also:
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by directorial duo Alexandre Charlot and Franck Magnier, Christophe Blanc’s White As Snow [+see also:
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and Stéphane Géhami’s Straight to the Heart. The line-up also includes Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond’s The Small Room [+see also:
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, which is Swiss hopeful for the 2011 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and stars Florence Loiret Caille, Michel Bouquet and Eric Caravaca.

Eleven features are in the Panorama programme: Safy Nebbou’s Dumas [+see also:
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, Laurent Tirard’s Little Nicholas [+see also:
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, Stéphane Brizé’s Mademoiselle Chambon [+see also:
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, Danièle Thompson’s Change of Plans [+see also:
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, Costa Gavras’s Eden Is West [+see also:
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, Karim Dridi’s Khamsa [+see also:
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, Lisa Azuelos’s LOL [+see also:
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, Christophe Honoré’s Making Plans for Lena [+see also:
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, Cédric Kahn’s Regrets [+see also:
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, Zabou Breitman’s Someone I Loved [+see also:
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and Jean-Paul Lilienfield’s Skirt Day [+see also:
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French films are enjoying a prosperous 2010 in UK theatres with particularly good results garnered by Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet [+see also:
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(256,000 admissions); Pascal Chaumeil’s Heartbreaker [+see also:
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(135,000 viewers); Joann Sfar’s Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus [+see also:
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; Jan Kounen’s Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky [+see also:
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; Mia Hansen Love’s Father of My Children [+see also:
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; and majority French production The Ghost Writer [+see also:
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by Roman Polanski (800,000 admissions).

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(Translated from French)

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