Jean-Luc Godard's Eloge De L'Amour will screen as the French Gala film at November's London Film Festival.

The Cannes competition title, being released in the UK by Will Clarke's Optimum Releasing, is billed as a study of memory and history told through the four stages of love - meeting, physical passion, separation and making up.

The film will headline a selection of 20 French features at the festival's 45th edition, which runs November 7 to 22. Optimum, which re-released Godard's A Bout De Souffle, will open Eloge on November 16 following its festival slot on November 9 at the Odeon West End.