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A Selection of Documentaries from Arte

FROM 17 April 2021 A Selection of Documentaries from Arte This week we take a look at a selection of documentaries that are free and available to watch through European culture channel, Arte. Included in the line-up is Amine Mestari’s documentary A Subtle Director about the late French film director Claude Sautet. He was a guest at the second French Film Festival back in 1993 and was a joint patron with actress Jeanne Moreau. Also available

Blandine Lenoir’s I Got Life

FROM 7 April 2021 Blandine Lenoir’s I Got Life This week we take a look at Blandine Lenoir’s French drama, I Got Life, currently screening on the BBC iPlayer. On her second outing as a director, Blandine treads the difficult tightrope between comedy and drama with a gift of a role for Agnès Jaoui. Premiering in the UK at the 25th French Film Festival in 2017, it’s a smart and joyous observation on women, motherhood, friendship and relationships. It’s available to watch

TV5MONDE April Cinema Selection

FROM 3 April 2021 April Cinema Selection from TV5MONDE This week we take a look at some of the great classic French films that TV5MONDE will be screening for free online in April. Here are some of the highlights. The April line-up commences with Lucky Jo, directed by previous Festival guest Michel Deville. There’s also the original 1951 version of Knock, by Guy Lefranc. It was later re-made into the 1997 version, Dr Knock, starring

The best of French cinema from this year’s Glasgow Film Festival

FROM 13 FEBRUARY 2021 Five great French titles from Glasgow Film Festival This week we take a look at some of the French films that are coming up online at Glasgow Film Festival this year. It runs from Wednesday 24 February to Sunday 7 March. From the directors of Blue Dog, featured in last year’s Short Cuts programme, one of the highlights is the Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh romantic urban fantasy, Gagarine.

Last chance to catch this year’s MyFrenchFilmFestival

FROM 12 FEBRUARY 2021 Last chance to catch this year’s MyFrenchFilmFestival We hope you’ve been enjoying our top selections from this year’s MyFrenchFilmFestival. As there’s only a few days left of the Festival, we take a look at more of our favourites. From short films to features, and documentaries to animations, there’s something for everyone. They’re all available to watch until Monday 15 February. Included in the line-up is Aurel’s haunting animation Josep, which

Great titles from MUBI this February

FROM 28 JANUARY 2021 Watch award-winning films from MUBI This week we take a look at some of the great titles which are coming up in February on MUBI. To give you some ideas we’ve picked our top four, which are a mixture of feature films, shorts and documentaries. Included in the line-up is Aude Léa Rapin’s Heroes Don’t Die. It stars Adèle Haenel from Portrait of a Lady on Fire – one of the hits from the 2019 French

Titles from TV5MONDE this month

FROM 3 FEBRUARY 2021 February Cinema Selection from TV5MONDE This time we take a look at some of the great films that TV5MONDE will be screening for free online in February. Here are some of the highlights. To celebrate Valentine’s Day on 14 February they’ll be screening Isabelle Mergault’s comedy Je vous trouve très beau about a farmer from the countryside looking for love. Daniel Auteuil (from 2019 Festival favourite La Belle Epoque) stars in another Isabelle Mergault comedy Donnant, donnant later in the

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