The Taste of Things (directed by Anh Hung, Tran). Image courtesy of UniFrance.

Watch out for French Film Festival UK titles on release

Chosen as France’s entry for Best International Feature at the 2024 Academy Awards, Trần Anh Hùng’s romantic food-themed period drama The Taste of Things, which closed French Film Festival UK’s 31st edition at various cinemas, will be released through Picturehouse on 14 February 2024. If you enjoyed it as part of the Festival come back and see it again – and tell your family and friends.

32nd Edition


Meanwhile you can still browse the 2023 programme by clicking the buttons below. All screenings have now concluded.

Alternatively you can download the brochure as a memento of the 31st edition. We have a limited number of print copies available. Send us your name and address and we’ll mail one out.

The brochure is a PDF download (8.5Mb)

Memories are Made of This: Official Trailer – 31st Edition of the French Film Festival UK

Watch the trailer for The Taste of Things (due for release soon) and listen in to the interview with Driving Madeleine director Christian Carion

The Taste of Things

Scheduled for its UK release on February 14, The Taste of Things is a mouthwatering and sensual exercise in haute cuisine and late-flowering romance. Peerless cook Eugénie (Juliette Binoche) has worked for the famous gourmet Dodin (Benoît Magimel) for the last 20 years.. As time went by, the practice of gastronomy and mutual admiration turned into a romantic relationship. There is talk of marriage but Eugénie values her independence too much in a relationship that she considers should be of equal parts. Both Binoche and Magimel who were together in life for a considerable time, exude an effortless rapport. Chosen as France’s Oscar contender.

Christian Carion Interview

For French Film Festival UK’s 31st instalment, Driving Madeleine director Christian Carion joined the team in Edinburgh to talk about his emotive first reaction to the script, social attitudes to older generations, and his iconic protagonists, Line Renaud and Dany Boon.

Interviewer: Harriet Bunnett (FFF23 Events Co-ordinator & Festival Assistant)

Find out more about our Learning Programme

French Film Festival UK Learning Programme

Learning Programme

The French Film Festival UK Learning Programme was delighted to bring French-speaking cinema with English subtitles free of charge to schools as part of its 31st edition.

You can still check out details below.