French Film Festival

We are delighted to welcome the French Film Festival back to QFT for its Silver Jubilee edition - featuring the créme de la créme of contemporary and classic French-speaking cinema.

The Fire Within

After garnering international acclaim for such seminal crowd-pleasers as The Lovers and Zazie dans le métro, Louis Malle gave his admirers a shock with The Fire Within.
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Alain Gomis’ latest film orbits around its heroine of the same name (Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu), a single mother who makes a living as a nightclub singer in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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A Woman's Life

A moving, beautifully modulated adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s first novel, in which a young noblewoman copes with the loss of ideals.
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This Is Our Land

This timely drama follows a young nurse and mother named Pauline (Émilie Dequenne), who is recruited by a right-wing politician resembling Marine Le Pen (Catherine Jacob) to be the approachable face of the National Front.
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Director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) takes on the French New Wave and runs with it in style in Redoubtable.
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The Workshop

Laurent Cantel (Cannes Palme d’Or winner for The Class) here returns to top form by mixing social relevance and tension as his characters, all high school students off for the summer, at tend a workshop for fictional writing headed by well-known French novelist Olivia (Marina Foïs).
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L'Amant Double

François Ozon returns with L’amant double, a sleek but gleefully irreverent erotic thriller that sees the prolific French auteur ramping up the sexual tension while keeping his tongue firmly in his cheek.
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