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French Film Festival UK 2010

From 11 to 30 November 2010

Several places

18th edition of the French Film Festival UK, which every 12 months brings you the "crème de la crème" of le cinéma français.

  • Cover of the FFF UK 2010 brochure

"After the memorable Jacques Tati tribute and retrospective last year the festival maintains the link by focussing on the work of Pierre Etaix in his presence and in particular the restored copy of Le grand amour. With his roots in the circus, he helped Tati on many of his films, developed multiple skills and carved his own film career working with everyone from Robert Bresson to Jerry Lewis. After a long-running legal dispute his films only recently have come back in to the public domain thanks to the work of the Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage and Fondation Groupama Gan pour le Cinéma. Terry Gilliam is a fan – and will attend the London screening.
Among the other guests we look forward to welcoming is a key figure in French cinema, André Téchiné whose concerns have involved identity, sexuality and roots. Among his early mentors was Jean Eustache who figured prominently in last year’s edition – yet another continuing connection. Téchiné’s work and visit has been championed by Stirling University’s Bill Marshall. His book on the director is considered one of the most authoritative explorations of his oeuvre and he will host most of the director’s public sessions.
The panoply of new films covers titles from major directors such as Bertrand Tavernier, Rachid Bouchareb, Jean-Jacques Beneix and Costa-Gavras, to the newer generation of Christophe Honoré, Stephane Brizé, Cédric Kahn, and Zabou Breitman.
The phalanx of star power equally is impressive – Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Adjani, Vincent Lindon, Sophie Marceau, Chiara Mastroianni, and Jean Reno to cite a handful. Besides the films themselves watch out for exhibitions, master-classes, exclusive screenings for schools, special guests, a live music event around football and much more besides.
Our gratitude goes to our audiences, industry colleagues, funders, sponsors, advertisers, supporters and volunteers without whom this Fête du Cinéma would not be possible. Lumière… moteur… ça tourne! (or in rough translation: Lights, camera, action) should be your key French phrase for the next few weeks."

Richard Mowe, Director French Film Festival UK
Ilona Morison, Deputy Director French Film Festival UK

The French Film Festival UK 2010 is supported by the Institut Français d’Ecosse

More info at www.frenchfilmfestival.org.uk

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FFF UK 2010 Brochure
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