OPENING NIGHT: LONDON CINE LUMIERE:
2 November

UP AND RUNNING: French Film Festival UK opened its silver jubilee 25th edition at Ciné Lumière in London last night (02 Nov) with packed screenings of François Ozon’s L’amant double and Nicholas Silhol’s Corporate and continues tonight (03 Nov) with a personal appearance of Agnès Jaoui for Aurora accompanied by director Blandine Lenoir.
Opening night attendees included representatives of So French TV, a first-time Festival sponsor, Shira Macleod, director of Regent Street Cinema (the Festival’s second London venue) and select journalists. Wine for the opening reception in Aubaine café-bar was provided by Sud de France. The Festival continues until 09 November in South Kensington and then moves to Regent Street Cinema from 04 to 10 December. Other guests included invitees from long-time sponsor Air France. Jaoui and Blandine travel to Edinburgh tomorrow for a special preview of Aurora at Filmhouse with Lenoir remaining in Scotland for the screening of the film at Glasgow Film Theatre on Sunday.

 



GALA PREVIEW OF AURORE AT LONDON CINE LUMIERE

3 November

Director Blandine Lenoir and Agnès Jaoui at the UK premiere of Aurora at Cine Lumière London with Emma Jones and Ilona Morison.

Peccadillo Pictures plan to release the film early next year. 

 

 


GALA PREVIEW OF AURORE AT EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE
4 November

Agnès Jaoui and Blandine Lenoir at Edinburgh Filmhouse  to present Aurore in the company of French Film Festival UK 2017‘s Richard Mowe and Ilona Morison. A packed audience enjoyed the Q&A following the preview screening of the film in Scotland.

 

 

 


GALA PREVIEW OF AURORE AT GLASGOW FILM THEATRE
5 November

With Agnès Jaoui’s departure for Paris early that day to continue work on editing her next feature with Jean-Pierre Bacri, tentatively titled Place publique (set around a house warming party) Aurore director Blandine Lenoir greeted Glasgow audiences at GFT in the company of French Film Festival UK chair James Steel, co-director Ilona Morison, programmer Coline Pelard Lassalle, and transport co-ordinator George Ormiston. 

 
 


GALA PREVIEW OF MARIE CURIE: THE COURAGE OF KNOWLEDGE AT LONDON CINE LUMIERE
7 November

The 150th anniversary of the birth of Marie Curie was celebrated in style in London with a screening at Institut Français du Royaume-Uni of a new film about her by Marie Noelle who was in attendance to introduce the film and to take part in a Q&A with Kieron Corless of Sight and Sound magazine.
 
 

GALA OPENING OF THE 25TH FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL LOTHIAN CHAMBERS, EDINBURGH
10 November

French Film Festival UK’s Edinburgh launch saw actor Félix Kysyl travel from Paris on Air France to present Michel Hazanavicius’s Redoubtable at its Scottish premiere at Filmhouse preceded by a reception at the new premises of Institut Français d’Ecosse in Lothian Chambers hosted by Emmanuel Cocher, Consul General of France in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Marie Vassallo, the Deputy Consul General. Attendees included film editor Andrew Dunn from The Skinny and newspaper columnist Siobhan Synnot; author Ron Butlin; members of the Franco Scottish Society; Lise Morel from Edilang.com; Martine Pierquin and Marion Schmid (University of Edinburgh); Edouard Notte (University of Edinburgh and Wallonie Bruxelles); designer Emma Quinn, FFF deputy director Ilona Morison and many more. Images by Stephen Dunn Thunderbird Releasing will release Redoubtable in the UK next year. uniFrance INSTITUT FRANÇAIS Tonight (11 Nov) Kysyl presents Redoubtable at GFT at 18.20

 


CHANGES FROM THE PRINTED BROCHURE

LONDON WATERMANS
p.16: GOLDEN YEARS Sun 19 Nov should read Sun 26 Nov 12:30
p.18: LOST IN PARIS Sun 26 Nov should read Sun 3 Dec 13:00
p.23 THIS IS OUR LAND  Sun 12 Nov Cancelled
p.27: GAUGUIN Sun 3 Dec should read Sun 12 Nov 13:00

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