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3 March

Have you chosen your picks for this year’s Alliance Française French Film Festival?

With sessions already filling up, we’re taking a moment to look at 5 films we think are must-sees!


Inspired by remarkable true events, multi-award-winning writer Emmanuel Courcol’s rousing, Cannes-selected directorial debut follows a dedicated out-of-work actor (indelibly played by the fabulous Kad Merad) whose life takes an unexpected career turn.

Appearances (M) | BOOK TICKETS

The wickedly entertaining new film from writer/director Marc Fitoussi, Appearances is a sexy, Chabrol-esque marital thriller, set against a luxe Vienna backdrop. For the sensational Karin Viard, this is one of her most vivacious roles yet

Perfumes (M) | BOOK TICKETS

This quintessentially French comedy pairs sad-sack divorced dad Guillaume (Call My Agent!’s charming Grégory Montel) with egotistic but highly talented perfumer Anne Walberg (Emmanuelle Devos) in a classic odd-couple story.

Night Shift (M) | BOOK TICKETS

The irresistible Omar Sy joins Belgian darling Virginie Efira for this searing and utterly engrossing film. Set over 24-hours, three world-weary cops start to question their livelihoods when ordered to escort a man to a plane for deportation to a country that will kill him.

Summer of ’85 (M) | BOOK TICKETS

Told in flashback and reminiscent of a retro 80s teen movie, François Ozon’s latest, unmissable film is a thrilling and hotblooded tale of love and obsession. Blending sensuality with mystery, Summer of 85 is France’s edgier answer to Call Me By Your Name.

For session times, or to browse this year’s films, visit here.

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