Christmas & Co / Santa & Cie (N/C 8+)

Christmas is on its way and with it disaster. The 92,000 workers responsible for manufacturing children’s toys all become sick at the same time. This is a tough moment for Santa, better known as Father Christmas. He is left with no choice but to make an emergency trip to Earth with his reindeer to search for a remedy. When he arrives, he has to find some allies to help him save the magic of Christmas.

Cast Alain Chabat, Golshifteh Farahani, Pio Marmaï, Bruno Sanches

Dir Alain Chabat | 2017 | France| 99 mins | Institut Français

Most memorable are the scenes revealing Santa’s inability to adapt to the modern world… Lots of cute comedy. Hollywood Reporter


Leicester Phoenix                 Sat 7 Dec Morning & Sun 8 Dec Morning  (check website for times)

Edinburgh Summerhall         Sun 15 Dec 17:00 




Cinema Closures

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Glasgow Film Theatre and Stirling Macrobert Arts Centre are temporarily closed due to restrictions on cinemas in areas where the Covid Protection Level (Tier) 3 applies. These cinemas anticipate being closed until at least 13 November, though it’s quite likely to be for longer. Any tickets already purchased for French Film Festival titles due to have been screened between 2 – 13 November will be refunded.
Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse will close from Friday after the Festival screenings of Love Affairs at 13.00 and 19.00.

Also affected is Dundee Contemporary Arts Cinema whose patrons should contact the cinema box office for ticketing details and more information on rescheduling.

Some Festival venues in Scotland are able to remain open. They comprise: Dumfries Robert Burns Film Centre, Inverness Eden Court, Oban Phoenix Cinema,  and their programmes remain in place.

Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse and St Andrews Byre Theatre have also closed until further notice. 

All cinemas in England are closed from Thursday (5 November) until at least 2 December.

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