Screening of This is our Land at Glasgow Film Theatre
19 November

Belgian-born director Lucas Belvaux revealed that it was while shooting his previous film Not My Type with Emilie Dequenne that he had the idea for Chez Nous / This Is Our Land, shown at GFT. “It was the height of the electoral season and all the polls put the Front National on 30 or 40 per cent. As I filmed this rather pleasant, intelligent, strong-willed and optimistic character, I found myself wondering who she’d vote for. So I decided to make a film with a similar character … What I was interested in about the FN was their strategy, their marketing methods – and how they used them to seduce the public. I wanted to put together as accurate a snapshot as possible, and to explore the topic of the voters and their motivations.”

Guest: Lucas Belvaux
Moderators: Ilona Morison and James Steel
Photographs: Stephen Dunn

Introducing the film at Glasgow Film Theatre 
   Delvaux in conversation with Ilona Morison (left) and James Steel (right)
   Dinner at Côtes Brasserie in West Nile Street, Glasgow, FFF restaurant sponsors 
  Mirror image: Lucas Belvaux at Côtes Brasserie.
Photograph by Stephen Dunn  
   
   

SUBMISSIONS

The French Film Festival is always happy to receive submissions to its programme. These can be shorts or feature length. The main language must be French.

Please email your submissions with a viewing link to submissions@frenchfilmfestival.org.uk.

Deadline is 31 July 2018

THIS WAS 2017



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