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Jean-Paul Salomé at GFF14


Jean-Paul Salomé (President of Unifrance) presented his new film as a director PLAYING DEAD at Glasgow Film Festival earlier in the year. Here he is in conversation with FFF Director Richard Mowe.
Photograph courtesy of GFF14.

A feast of French films on the horizon

August 18th, 2014 Comments Off

A feast of French films on the horizon French Film Festival UK reveals highlights With films featuring such stalwarts of French cinema as Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Isabelle Carré, Jean Reno, Guillaume Canet, Mathieu Amalric, Albert Dupontel and Jean-Pierre Darroussin, the touring French Film Festival UK has unveiled its selection for its 22nd edition in November. In diverse locations from Inverness to London via Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as many other towns and cities, the event styles itself as


Cannes Selection unveiled

April 24th, 2014 Comments Off
Thierry Fremaux

For the full article, go to (Click on the link in the full article) At last the carefully manipulated suspense is over: Thierry Fremaux, the Cannes Film Festival’s director, today launched the 67th edition at a Parisian media gathering at the UGC cinema on the Champs Elysées – and unveiled a host of familiar and anticipated names from previous editions as well as a smattering of new contenders and pretenders to the ultimate prize: the Palme d’Or. They include the


Cannes 2014 Poster unveiled

April 15th, 2014 Comments Off

Hervé Chigioni and his graphic designer Gilles Frappier have based the poster design for the 67thFestival de Cannes on a photogram taken fromFederico Fellini’s 8½, which was presented in the Official Selection in 1963. In Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini, we celebrate a cinema that is free and open to the world, acknowledging once again the artistic importance of Italian and European cinema through one of its most stellar figures. “The way he looks at us above his black glasses draws us right



March 3rd, 2014 Comments Off
Alain Resnais

New Wave icon dies, writes RICHARD MOWE The veteran New Wave director Alain Resnais whose career spanned more than 50 titles, died in Paris on Saturday evening (2March 2014) at the age of 91, surrounded by his family, friends and his muse and partner, the actress Sabine Azema, (writes Richard Mowe).   His latest film, Life of Riley / Aimer boire et chanter adapted in the vein of Smoking / No Smoking from a play by English playwright Alan Ayckbourn, premiered at last month’s Berlin Film


William the Conqueror!

March 1st, 2014 Comments Off

Theatre actor Guillaume Gallienne snatches France’s top film awards writes RICHARD MOWE An actor from the theatrical tradition of the Comedie Francaise scooped the top awards in film at the Césars, France’s answer to the Oscars.   Guillaume Gallienne’s Me Myself and Mum (Les garçons et Guillaume, à table) which had ten nominations, was rewarded with five of the top prizes including best film, best debut feature,best actor and best adapted screenplay.   The  autobiographical tale which explored the awkward upbringing


Guillaume brings César to the table !

January 31st, 2014 Comments Off

French “Oscar” nominees announced writes Richard Mowe. Several titles from last November’s French Film Festival UK figure in the nominations for the French Oscars announced earlier today (31 January), notably ten nods for My Myself and Mum (Les garçons et Gullaume à table) in which actor Guillaume Gallienne with great dexterity played himself and his mother in a crowd-pleasing comedy that proved a surprise hit at the box office and received critical acclaim. It was cited in the best film category


Goodbye but not au revoir !

December 4th, 2013 Comments Off

The 21st edition of the French Film Festival UK finishes at Belmont Picturehouse, Aberdeen, on Saturday 7 December (in association with Total) with a screening of Fanny, the second part of Daniel Auteuil’s Pagnol trilogy. Partnered by Marius the two films were among the most successful titles in the Festival – and now will go on release in the UK during December and January through Pathé. Look out for them at a cinema near you. And if you are in


We’re on our way to 2014

December 3rd, 2013 Comments Off

Edinburgh’s Dominion saw the last of this year’s 2013 French Film Festival  offering in Edinburgh. Catherine Deneuve starred in ON MY WAY, a sensitive, often funny, portrait of a sixty-something mother on a trip of a lifetime. The festival continues until 7 December in Aberdeen.   The 21st FFF is also on its way to its 22nd Edition.   Join us again from  6 – 30 November 2014.   – The Festival Team


We’re off!

November 6th, 2013 Comments Off

The 21st French Film Festival launches tomorrow Thursday 7 November  in 2 cities with gala screenings of Attila Marcel, Sylvain Chomet’s first live-action film  (CIne Lumière) and Henri, Yolande Moreau’s latest offering (Edinburgh Filmhouse). There is still time to book your seats. All our cinemas have online booking so there is no excuse not to open your computer and click away. Go to venues and tickets: all the info is there.