Arab Blues  / Un Divan à Tunis (N/C 12+)

Golshifteh Farahani stars as radiant yet tough Selma, a Tunis-born psychoanalyst who, having lived in Paris since age 10, has returned to Tunisia.


Cast Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura, Aïcha Ben Miled, Feriel Chamari, Hichem Yacoubi, Najoua Zouhair, Jamel Sassi, Ramla Ayari
Director Manele Labidi I 2019 I France I 88 mins Int sales MK2 Films / Print IFcinéma

Cyrano My Love  / Edmond (N/C 15+)

Alexis Michalik’s period-set biopic reveals the drama behind the playwright’s most famous work Cyrano de Bergerac


Cast Thomas Solivérès, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Tom Leeb, Lucie Boujenah
Director Alexis Michalik I 2019 I France/Belgium I 112 mins Int sales Gaumont / Print IFcinéma

In the Name of the Land  / Au nom de la terre (N/C 15+)

In Marseille, a family gathers for the birth of baby Gloria. But despite the joy, they have fallen on hard times.


Cast Guillaume Canet, Veerle Baetens, Anthony Bajon, Rufus, Samir Guesmi
Director Édouard Bergeon I 2019 I France I 103 mins Int sales Wild Bunch / Print IFcinéma

Lola / Lola vers la mer (N/C 15+)

Just when Lola, 18 years old and transgender, learns that she can finally have surgery her mother, her only financial support, passes away.


Cast Benoît Magimel, Mya Bollaers
Director Laurent Micheli I 2019 I France/Belgium I 90 mins Int sales Les Films du Losange / UK Distrib Peccadillo

My Donkey, My Lover & I Antoinette dans les Cévennes (N/C 12+)

Antoinette, a school teacher, is looking forward to her long planned summer holidays with her secret lover Vladimir, the father of one of her pupils.


Cast Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, Olivia Côte,

Eric Cantona
Director Caroline Vignal I 2020 I France/Belgium I 95 mins Int sales Playtime

Perfumes / Les Parfums (N/C 12+)

Comedy drama set in the ‘nose’ (nez) business. A once-famous nez (in the perfume world) sells her extraordinary olfactory facility to any company that is prepared to pay for it


Cast Emmanuelle Devos, Gustave Kervern, Sergi Lopez, Grégory Montel 
Director Grégory Magne I 2020 I France I 100 mins UK Distributor Curzon

Slalom (N/C 15+)

A 15-year-old high school student in the French Alps has been accepted by a highly selective ski club whose aim is to train future professional athletes.


Cast Noée Abita, Jérémie Renier, Marie Denarnaud, Muriel Combeau, Maïra Schmitt, Axel Auriant
Director Charlène Favier I 2020 I France I 90 mins I Int sales The Party Film Sales I UK Distrib Curzon




Cinema Closures

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Glasgow Film Theatre and Stirling Macrobert Arts Centre are temporarily closed due to restrictions on cinemas in areas where the Covid Protection Level (Tier) 3 applies. These cinemas anticipate being closed until at least 13 November, though it’s quite likely to be for longer. Any tickets already purchased for French Film Festival titles due to have been screened between 2 – 13 November will be refunded.
Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse will close from Friday after the Festival screenings of Love Affairs at 13.00 and 19.00.

Also affected is Dundee Contemporary Arts Cinema whose patrons should contact the cinema box office for ticketing details and more information on rescheduling.

Some Festival venues in Scotland are able to remain open. They comprise: Dumfries Robert Burns Film Centre, Inverness Eden Court, Oban Phoenix Cinema,  and their programmes remain in place.

Aberdeen Belmont Filmhouse and St Andrews Byre Theatre have also closed until further notice. 

All cinemas in England are closed from Thursday (5 November) until at least 2 December.

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