This year the online festival, fff @ home, will take place between 27th November and 4th December, meaning you can watch a special selection of films from the comfort of home, tickets go on sale on Friday 13th November!
The all-embracing range of titles for all ages and tastes, many accompanied by virtual guests or highlighted by specialist recorded introductions, has always been a highlight of the annual cinematic calendar. An innovation this year (in common with many international festivals) will be a week of online screenings (fff @ home) in collaboration with Festival Scope. Many of these titles will be UK premieres.
Friday 27th November: How to Be a Good Wife | La Bonne épouse
Women's Liberation and the sexual revolution come to ultra-conservative 60s France in Martin Provost's colourful comedy, starring Juliette Binoche as the immaculate Paulette Van Der Beck.
Cast Juliette Binoche, Noémie Lvovsky, Yolande Moreau, Édouard Baer, François Berléand
Director Martin Provost I 2020 I France/Belgium I English subtitles | 109 mins
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Saturday 28th November: Under the Stars of Paris | Sous les étoiles de Paris
A homeless woman, Christine – played by Catherine Frot –tries to help Suli (Mahamadou Yaffa), a lost eight-year-old boy from Burkina Faso to ﬁnd his mother on the streets of Paris.
Cast Catherine Frot, Mahamadou Yaffa, Dominique Frot
Director Claus Drexel I 2020 I France/Belgium I English subtitles | 86 mins
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Sunday 29th November: Felicità
Told through the eyes of 11-year-old Tommy, Felicità is an endearing French comedy about the pre-teen, her eccentric mum, her fresh-out-of-jail dad and a road trip.
Cast Pio Marmaï, Rita Merle, Camille Rutherford
Director Bruno Merle I 2020 I France I English subtitles | 81 mins
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Monday 30th November: Short Cuts programme
The programme was curated by a jury made up of FFF team members Sylvia Davidson and Martine Pierquin, François Giraud of the University of Edinburgh, and a brilliant panel of university students.
* A Sister / Une Soeur + director Delphine Girard in conversation
* Jakob + director Eymeric Jorat in conversation
* Memorable /Mémorable
* Airhead! /Tête de linotte !
* Good Ol’ Bernard /Mon p’tit Bernard + directors Olivier Ducray & Wilfried méance in conversation
* Our Territory /Notre Territoire + director mathieu volpe in conversation
* Ahmed’s song /Le chant d’Ahmed
* By a hair /Pile Poil
* Blue Dog /Chien Bleu
Tuesday 1st December: Into Dad’s Woods | La Forêt de mon père
Belgian director Véro Cratzborn’s ﬁrst feature ﬁlm follows in the footsteps of a teenage girl reluctantly entering adulthood while facing up to her father’s madness, a condition she ﬁnds impossible to understand.
Cast Léonie Souchaud, Ludivine Sagnier, Alban Lenoir, Mathis Bour, Saskia de Melo Dillais, Carl Malapa, Yoann Blanc
Director Véro Cratzborn I 2020 I France/Belgium/Switzerland | English subtitles | 90 mins
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Wednesday 2nd December: Just Kids
Suddenly Jack, 19, Lisa, 17, and Mathis, 10, become orphans. Each sibling reacts differently to the family tragedy: Lisa spreads her wings, while Jack, having just come of age is appointed as his brother’s guardian by a court decision.
Cast Kacey Mottet Klein, Andrea Maggiulli, Anamaria Vartolomei, Angelina Woreth, Yves Caumon, Ahmed Abdel-Laoui, Pierre Vial, Lou Lambrecht
Director Christophe Blanc I 2020 I France/Switzerland | English subtitles | 107 mins
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Thursday 3rd December: Honey Cigar | Cigare au miel
The 17-year-old protagonist played by Zoé Adjani (niece of Isabelle Adjani) lives between countries and cultures as well as adolescence and adulthood in Franco-Algerian director Kamir Aïnouz’s debut feature.
Cast Zoé Adjani, Amira Casar, Lyes Salem, Louis Peres, Idir Chender, Axel Grandberger, Jud Bengana, Rym Takoucht, Samir El Hakim
Director Kamir Aïnouz I 2020 I France I | English subtitles | 100 mins
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Friday 4th December: The Dazzled | Les Ēblouis
Actress-turned-director Sarah Suco’s debut feature is a mesmerising slow burn set in an insular Catholic community.
Cast Céleste Brunnquell, Camille Cottin, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Éric Caravaca, Spencer Bogaert
Director Sarah Suco I 2019 I France | English subtitles | 99 mins
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Full details can be found at frenchfilmfestival.org.uk.
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