April and the Extraordinary World / Avril et le monde truqué (PG)

aprilA beautiful, inventive and uncannily satisfying new example of animated sci-fi from directors Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci, who have adapted a graphic novel by Jacques Tardi. April has an alternate-history peg that’s irrepressibly Gallic. In the late 19th century, a scheme hatched by Napoleon III to engineer super-soldiers scientifically goes horribly awry. The result is an early 20th century of stunted technology. Instead of wars over oil, there are wars over charcoal. And every scientist who shows promise disappears from public view in short order. The film’s designs and contraptions also evoke Jules Verne, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis frenchfilmfirstLogoand more.

Voices Marion Cotillard, Philippe Katerine, Jean Rochefort, Olivier Gourmet, Marc-André Grondin, Bouli Lanners, Anne Coesens
Directors Franck Ekinci, Christian Desmares I 2015 I 103mins I UK distrib STUDIOCANAL

Kirkcaldy Adam Smith Theatre      Sun 6 Nov 14:00

Dundee Contemporary Arts      Sun 13 Nov 15:30

Northampton Errol Flynn Filmhouse      Thu 17 Nov 18:15

Edinburgh Filmhouse      Sat 19 Nov 15:40

Chichester Cinema at New Park      Sat 19 Nov 15:30 & Sun 20 Nov 18:00

Heaton Moor Savoy Cinema      Mon 21 Nov 18:15

Thanet Film Society at Broadstairs Palace Cinema      Tue 29 Nov 20:00

Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff     Tue 29 Nov 18:10

Nottingham Broadway Cinema      Sat 3 Dec 14:00

Added Screenings

Hereford Courtyard

Wed 7 Dec 17:00 Cezanne et moi

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Sat 19 Nov 13:10. Cezanne et moi
Sun 20 Nov 13:10 Come What May/ En mai, fais ce qu’il te plait NEW SCREENING



The online brochure above is more up to date than your paper copy. For all up to the minute information about schedules, always check with your local cinema.
Have a great festival!


Corrections from the printed brochure

The downloadable brochure above is up to date as of 1 November 2016.

Here are the corrections for those of you who picked up a paper brochure from your cinema:

p.28 & 49 Aberdeen Belmont Tour de France is at 20:00.

p 48 Filmhouse Tue 15 Nov 18:30 A Journey Through French Cinema / Voyage à travers le cinéma français + intro by Martine Pierquin.

p 50 Barbican Red Turtle Sun 20 Nov 14:00

p 23 & 51 Leeds Red Turtle starts at 15:45

p 39 & 47 Belmont Aberdeen has new screening of Le nouveau  on Wed 9 and Thu 17 Nov

p 47 & 49 Belmont Aberdeen Learn by Hert (schools) on Thu 10 Nov

p 14 & 50   JW3 Fanny’s journey is at 20:30 not 20:00 

p 12 & 51 Hereford Courtyard Cezanne et moi (new screening) Wed 7 Dec 17:00


Phantom Boy: credits should be:
Actors: Fred Armisen, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jared Padalecki, Marcus D'angelo, Dana Snyder, Melissa Disney

Directors Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli; Screenwriter Alain Gagnol


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