Here's another chance to watch some of the top titles from last year's French Film Festival UK
- Emma Simmonds
- 12 March 2021
New films starring Isabelle Huppert, Omar Sy and Gérard Depardieu are amongst those on offer
Following on from its 28th edition, which was held at the end of last year and took place entirely online, the French Film Festival UK has unveiled a new fff@home programme, with the selected films available to view in instalments from Fri 12 to Sat 27 Mar.
With Covid-related disruption causing audiences to miss out on some of last year's top titles, the festival has bagged exclusive online access to five films from the 2020 selection, and thrown in a popular title from a previous festival.
Aptly kicking off on the night of the Césars, when the French film industry rewards the best of the past year in film, cinephiles will have the opportunity to host their own celebration of French cinema over three consecutive weekends, with two of the selected films available to watch each week and most accompanied by interviews with their directors.
Amongst the highlights are Emmanuel Mouret's Cannes-selected, multi-César-nominated Love Affairs (also known as The Things We Say, the Things We Do), while another César nominee Mama Weed, a crime comedy starring the great Isabelle Huppert as the unlikely drug dealer of the title, looks pretty irresistible. Or you could check out The Translators, a high-stakes, crowd-pleasing whodunnit with a starry international cast, including Lambert Wilson, Olga Kurylenko, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Britain's Alex Lawther (The End of the F***ing World).
Films can be rented separately for £8 each or there's the opportunity to buy a festival pass for £40, allowing access to all six titles, while discounts are available for those aged 16 to 25. For more information and to peruse the full programme, visit frenchfilmfestival.org.uk/online.