Our Classic selection includes Children of Paradise cited at Cannes as the greatest French film of all time, and a hark back to our origins with Madame Bovary starring Isabelle Huppert which we screened at our first festival in 1992, the same year it was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. 

This sensorial classics selection mixes music and drama, fashion and swashbuckling, theatre and, of course, romance…

Paris Frills

Glasgow - Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom
A Parisian dressmaker and serial seducer falls in love with his best friend's fiancée.

Dear Louise

Glasgow - Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Divorced and childless in her 40s, Louise becomes infatuated with 20-year-old Italian immigrant, Luigi. 4K restoration presented in Cannes Classics.

A Room in Town

Chichester - Cinema at New Park New Park Rd, Chichester, United Kingdom
A sung-through drama in the style of Umbrellas of Cherbourg that expresses life’s dark complications.

Fanfan la tulipe

Edinburgh - Institut Français d'Ecosse West Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A devil-may-care romantic action-comedy set in 18th-century France.

Fanfan la tulipe

Chichester - Cinema at New Park New Park Rd, Chichester, United Kingdom
A devil-may-care romantic action-comedy set in 18th-century France.

Children of Paradise

Leyburn Arts Centre The Old School House, Richmond Road, Leyburn, United Kingdom
Cited at the Cannes Film Festival as the greatest French film of all time, and shot in Nice and Paris during the Nazi occupation.

Fanfan la tulipe

London - The Garden Cinema 39 - 41 Parker Street, London, United Kingdom
A devil-may-care romantic action-comedy set in 18th-century France.

Madame Bovary

Chichester - Cinema at New Park New Park Rd, Chichester, United Kingdom
In 19th-century France, Emma Bovary, a farmer’s daughter brought up in an elegant convent, marries a dull country doctor. Bored, she searches for something more...

Children of Paradise

Derby - QUAD The Market Place, Derby, United Kingdom
Cited at the Cannes Film Festival as the greatest French film of all time, and shot in Nice and Paris during the Nazi occupation.

The Sleeping Car Murders

Edinburgh - Summerhall 1 Summerhall, Newington, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A humorous, visually punchy first feature by Franco-Greek director Costa-Gavras, adapted from a novel by Sébastien Japrisot.

A Room in Town

Edinburgh - Institut Français d'Ecosse West Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A sung-through drama in the style of Umbrellas of Cherbourg that expresses life’s dark complications.

Children of Paradise

Leicester - Phoenix 4 Midland Street, Leicester, United Kingdom
Cited at the Cannes Film Festival as the greatest French film of all time, and shot in Nice and Paris during the Nazi occupation.

The Sicilian Clan (plus intro)

Edinburgh - Institut Français d'Ecosse West Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Roger Santet (Alain Delon) is a convicted murderer sprung from prison by the Sicilian clan headed by the ageing Vittorio Manalese (Jean Gabin).

The Big Risk

Chichester - Cinema at New Park New Park Rd, Chichester, United Kingdom
After hiding out in Milan for nearly a decade, fugitive gangland chief Abel Davos (Lino Ventura) sneaks back to Paris with his children despite a death sentence hanging over his head.

The Sicilian Clan

Chichester - Cinema at New Park New Park Rd, Chichester, United Kingdom
Roger Santet (Alain Delon) is a convicted murderer sprung from prison by the Sicilian clan headed by the ageing Vittorio Manalese (Jean Gabin).

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