La Grande Vadrouille (PG)

vadrouillePrior to the arrival of Titanic in 1997, La Grande Vadrouille had been France’s all-time box-office champion for three decades. In terms of French-language films, it was only displaced by Dany Boon’s Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis in 2008. Literally “The Great Stroll” deals with two ordinary Frenchmen helping the crew of a Royal Air Force bomber shot down over Paris make their way through German-occupied France to escape arrest. The ebullience of the comic performances is matched by Claude Renoir’s exuberant photography. The crew, Sir Reginald, Peter Cunningham and Alan MacIntosh, parachutes out over the city, where they run into and are hidden by a house painter, Augustin Bouvet (Bourvil), and the grumbling conductor of the Opéra National de Paris, Stanislas Lefort (Louis de Funès). Involuntarily, Lefort and Bouvet get themselves tangled up in the manhunt against the aviators led by Wehrmacht Major Achbach as they help the airmen to escape to the free zone with the help of Resistance fighters and sympathisers.

This 50th Anniversary reissue is being shown on a restored copy.

Cast Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Claudio Brook, Terry-Thomas
Director Gérard Oury I 1966 I 122 mins I Restored copy STUDIOCANAL

Edinburgh Filmhouse     Fri 4 Nov 15:15 + Guest (TBC)

Ciné Lumière      Sun 6 Nov 14:00 + Guest (TBC) & Thur 10 Nov 16.00

Glasgow Film Theatre      Thu 10 Nov 18:05

Chichester Cinema at New Park      Thu 17 Nov 18:00 & Fri 18 Nov 15:00

Nottingham Broadway Cinema      Sun 4 Dec 17:15

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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