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EVENTS France / UK

French film in ten UK cities

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Having opened on March 7, the 16th edition of the French Film Festival UK is underway until Thursday in ten UK cities.

Supported by Unifrance, Scottish Screen and Europa Cinemas, the event is being held in London, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester-Didsbury thanks to the partnership of Cineworld multiplexes, as well as in Edinburgh (Filmhouse), Glasgow (GFT), Dundee (DCA), Aberdeen (Belmont), Warwick (Arts Centre ) and for the first time in Inverness (Eden Court).

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The honorary president of the festival is director Sylvain Chomet (Belleville Rendez-vous [+see also:
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), who is currently putting the finishing touches to his new film L’illusionniste (“The Illusionist”) in Edinburgh.

The event is being attended by Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Pierre Salvadori, Damien Odoul, Jean Becker, Melvil Poupaud, Lola Doillon, Lionel Bailliu, Danielle Arbid and Serge Bozon.

The line-up features a section of UK premieres, including Emmanuel Mouret’s Change of Address [+see also:
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, Sandrine Bonnaire’s Her Name is Sabine [+see also:
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, Florent-Emilio Siri’sIntimate Enemies [+see also:
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, Pierre Salvadori’s Priceless [+see also:
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, Gérald Hustache-Mathieu’s April in Love [+see also:
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, Substitute [+see also:
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by directorial duo Vikash Dhorasoo and Fred Poulet, and Claude Miller’s Un Secret [+see also:
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(“A Secret”).

The programme also offers a Panorama of 11 films by established directors. Titles include Claude Berri’s Hunting and Gathering [+see also:
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, Philippe Lioret’s Don’t Worry, I’m Fine [+see also:
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, Pierre Jolivet’s Could This Be Love? [+see also:
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, Serge Bozon’s France [+see also:
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, Jean Becker’s Conversations with my Gardener [+see also:
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, Alain Corneau’s The Second Wind [+see also:
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and Damien Odoul’s L’histoire de Richard O [+see also:
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(“The Story of Richard O”).

As well as a Louis Malle retrospective, the French Film Festival UK is also presenting a panorama of 11 Discoveries. These include Anne Le Ny’s Ceux qui restent [+see also:
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(“Those Who Remain”), Lola Doillon’s Just About Love? [+see also:
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, David Oelhoeffen’s In Your Wake [+see also:
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, Danielle Arbid’s A Lost Man [+see also:
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, Philippe RamosCaptain Ahab [+see also:
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, Jean-Pierre Darroussin’s Premonition [+see also:
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and Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche’s Back Home [+see also:
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.

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(Translated from French)

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