programme and guests. The event, likely to have added prominence as a showcase for French cinema in the UK this year following the cancellation of the
Unifrance London 'Rendez-Vous,' takes place in Edinburgh, Glasgow,
Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Cardiff, Warwick, Birmingham, Manchester and London.
'The festival has expanded this year in response to demand,' commented festival director Richard Mowe. 'We will be the only window for French cinema in the UK this year.'
Guests already confirmed included Lola Doillon, Jean Becker, Jean-Pierre Darrosin and Melvil Poupaud. Several of the guests will travel to cities across Britain to support their films.
The festival acts as a platform for French films with UK distributors attached. Titles being screened include Just About Love', Conversation With My Gardener, The
Premonition, Priceless and many others. The festival is supported by
Among the festival's sidebars, there will be a special 40th-anniversary sidebar looking back at the cinema spawned by the events of May 1968 in France. Titles screening will include Louis Malle's Milou In May as well as the premiere
of Jean-Luc Magneron's Mai 68, La Belle Ouvrage. The film (on Wide
Management's slate here in Berlin) is a documentary about the May 1968 riots. It is produced by Loic Magneron.