The resurgence of the traditional French thriller will be celebrated at this year's French Film Festival in Scotland and the UK with a series of screenings including Frederic Schoendoerffer's Scenes De Crimes and Eric Rochant's Total Western.

Other films in the series include Claude Chabrol's Au Coeur Du Mensonge, Cannes Quinzaine entry L'Affaire Marcorelle and Alain Corneau's Le Cousin.

Other highlights include box-office successes Jet Set and Meilleur Espoir Feminin, Cannes entries Les Destinees Sentimentales and St Cyr as well as Bertrand Blier's Les Acteurs, Claude Miller's La Chambre Des Magiciennes and Un Pont Entre Deux Rives in which Gerard Depardieu stars and co-directs.

The festival's archive screening continues the thriller theme with a presentation of a new print of Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1947 classic Quai Des Orfevres starring Louis Jouvet.

The French Film Festival takes place in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London from November 17-26.