Please note: These films are only available to schools.

The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily / La Fameuse invasion des ours en Sicile

Based on novelist Dino Buzzati’s (The Tartar Steppe) only children’s book, which takes its cue from local traditions like the wandering minstrel and storyteller, it is a colourful fairy tale.

Director Lorenzo Mattotti I 2019 I France I 82 mins French with English subtitles

My Family and the WolfMa famille et le loup

Nine-year-old Hugo will never forget this summer spent with his cousins at Grandma Sara’s house in the country.

Cast Carmen Maura, Pierre Rochefort, Bruno Salomone, Franco Bruneau, Baptiste Sornin
Directors Víctor Maldonado, Adrià Garcia, Alfredo Torres 2019 I France I 85 mins I French with English subtitles

Aïlo’s Journey / Aïlo:Une odyssée en Laponie

Follow the adventures of young reindeer Aïlo in his first year, as he learns to survive in the frozen taiga landscape of Lapland.

Director Guillaume Maidatchevsky I 2019 I France/Finland 86 mins I French with English subtitles

Stars by the Pound / 100kg d’Étoiles

Sixteen-year-old physics whiz Lois wants one thing: to travel to space. But heavyset people like Lois don’t get to be astronauts.

Cast Laure Duchene, Angèle Metzger, Pauline Serieys, Zoé De Tarlé, Philippe Rebbot
Director Marie-Sophie Chambon I 2017 I France I 86 mins French with English subtitles

The Finishers / De toutes nos forces

Julien is 17 and has cerebral palsy. His father, Paul, is a celebrated athlete. They do not always see eye to eye.

Cast Carmen Maura, Pierre Rochefort, Bruno Salomone, Franco Bruneau, Baptiste Sornin
Directors Víctor Maldonado, Adrià Garcia, Alfredo Torres 2019 I France I 85 mins I French with English subtitles

 

 

UPDATES

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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