Our Femmes First selection shines a spotlight on a century of French and Francophone women filmmakers, and films centering on women’s issues in French society today. We open with short films by pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché, widely considered the first narrative filmmaker back in the 1890s. The programme also includes Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Jane by Charlotte  – an intimate portrait of her mother Jane Birkin, and two winners in the Cannes 2022 category Un Certain Regard: Rodeo by Lola Quivoron and Moroccan director Maryam Touzani’s The Blue Caftan.

More Than Ever

Bristol - Watershed 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
A young French woman discovers she is suffering from a rare lung disease an embarks on a solo journey to Norway.

Rodeo

Stirling - Macrobert Arts Centre University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom
Hot-tempered Julia finds escape in a passion for motorcycles and the high-octane world of urban bike ‘Rodeos’.

More Than Ever

Lewes - Depot Cinema Pinwell Road, Lewes, United Kingdom
A young French woman discovers she is suffering from a rare lung disease an embarks on a solo journey to Norway.

Saint Omer

Hereford - The Courtyard Edgar Street, Hereford, United Kingdom
At Saint-Omer court of law, young novelist Rama attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter.

Rodeo

Bristol - Watershed 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Hot-tempered Julia finds escape in a passion for motorcycles and the high-octane world of urban bike ‘Rodeos’.

Rodeo

London - Riverside Studios 101 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Hot-tempered Julia finds escape in a passion for motorcycles and the high-octane world of urban bike ‘Rodeos’.

Rodeo

Birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Hot-tempered Julia finds escape in a passion for motorcycles and the high-octane world of urban bike ‘Rodeos’.

More Than Ever

London - Riverside Studios 101 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
A young French woman discovers she is suffering from a rare lung disease an embarks on a solo journey to Norway.

More Than Ever

Sheffield - Showroom Workstation 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, United Kingdom
A young French woman discovers she is suffering from a rare lung disease an embarks on a solo journey to Norway.

Rodeo

Sheffield - Showroom Workstation 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Hot-tempered Julia finds escape in a passion for motorcycles and the high-octane world of urban bike ‘Rodeos’.

Rodeo

Lewes - Depot Cinema Pinwell Road, Lewes, United Kingdom
Hot-tempered Julia finds escape in a passion for motorcycles and the high-octane world of urban bike ‘Rodeos’.

Alice Guy

Edinburgh - Institut Français d'Ecosse West Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A fascinating programme of 13 short films by pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché.

Alice Guy: 13 Short Films

Edinburgh - Institut Français d'Ecosse West Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A fascinating programme of 13 short films by pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché.

Saint Omer

Glasgow - Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom
At Saint-Omer court of law, young novelist Rama attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter.

Saint Omer

Sheffield - Showroom Workstation 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, United Kingdom
At Saint-Omer court of law, young novelist Rama attends the trial of Laurence Coly, a young woman accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter.

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