The move is seen as a response to the revitalised Rendez-vous with French Cinema
(29 March -April 1) in London which boasts a succession of star-studded
previews in support of French films heading into UK theatrical release over
the next six months.
The London event opens with Olivier Dahan's Edith Piaf biopic La Vie En Rose and includes such keenly anticipated titles as Patrice Leconte's Mon Meilleur Ami (My Best Friend), Xavier Giannoli's Quand J'Etais Chanteur (The Singer), Alain Resnais' Coeurs (Private Fears In Public Places) and the Guillaume Canet thriller Ne Le Dis A Personne (Tell No One).
Those announced to attend the Unifrance event include Marion Cotillard,
Guillaume Canet, Francois Cluzet, Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris and Bruno
The 15th edition of the UK French Film Festival (April 20-May 4) will
take place at six cities across the UK.
Confirmed titles for the event include Claude Chabrol's Ivresse du Pouvoir (Comedy Of Power), Bertrand Blier's Combien Costa-Gavras' Le CouperetTu M'Aimes' (How Much Do You Love Me'), (The Axe) and Emmanuel Carrere's La Moustache (The Moustache).
The Festival will also stage a five-film retrospective devoted to writer/director
Christian Vincent who will attend to present his most recent film Quatre Etoiles (Four Stars) and participate in masterclass events in Glasgow,
Edinburgh and London.