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Journey to France with us and take in the best new and classic French cinema with this fine selection from the 2019 French Film Festival. Enjoy any two films in the season for £10!

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27 Nov 2019

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Alice and the Mayor

Nicolas Pariser

An aging mayor has run out of new ideas in this clever, quirky political comedy, which explores how we live through the filter of two generations.

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28 Nov 2019

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Farewell to the Night

André Téchiné

Catherine Deneuve plays a woman distraught to learn that her grandson has become a jihadist in André Téchiné's latest film, set in southwest France.

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29 Nov 2019

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La Belle Époque

Nicolas Bedos

Fact and fantasy blur when a cartoonist gets the chance to relive his past in this clever, funny French romance from Nicolas Bedos.

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30 Nov 2019

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The Swimming Pool

Jacques Deray

A tour de force of erotic languor turning into fear and horror as two lovers spend their vacation in a villa near St Tropez.

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30 Nov 2019

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Oh Mercy

Arnaud Desplechin

A fictionalised adaptation of the 2008 French documentary Roubaix, following a police officer and his colleagues in the economically depressed town of Roubaix, near Lille.

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01 Dec 2019

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Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc

Bruno Dumont

The story of France’s patron saint, who was martyred during the Hundred Years’ War, is told through the joyful noise of a heavy-metal musical.

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01 Dec 2019

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Joan of Arc

Bruno Dumont

Bruno Dumont's second film about the historical heroine follows her through her battles against the English in 1429 on to her capture, trial and eventual execution.

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02 Dec 2019

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The Swallows of Kabul

Zabou Breitman, Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec

This animated drama is based on the eponymous novel by Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra and portrays life for two couples under Taliban control in the Afghan capital.

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03 Dec 2019

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Invisibles

Louis-Julien Petit

Social commentary, feminist anthem, broad comedy with a side of rom com – Louis-Julien Petit’s Les Invisibles is a marvellous genre-bending confection.

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04 Dec 2019

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Conviction

Antoine Raimbault

Olivier Gourmet and Marina Fois star in writer-director Antoine Raimbaul's feature debut, which is based on the much-publicised French murder trial of Jacques Viguier.

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05 Dec 2019

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School's Out

Sébastien Marnier

French director Sébastien Marnier gives an apocalyptic tone to a disturbing conundrum involving school kids.

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