- 1h 25min
- Directed by: Philippe Van Leeuw
- Cast: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis
Character-led drama set against the background of war-battered Damascus. Skilfully made, and the lead actresses in particular do raw but heartfelt work, but it’s all very manipulative and for all its sincerity and technical achievement, you’re left with not much more than a feeling of how lucky you are.
Mon 25 Sep
Wed 27 Sep
Thu 28 Sep
- 3h 21min
- Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier
- Cast: Bertrand Tavernier
A personal account of French cinema by one of France’s most consistent and chameleon-like filmmakers. Tavernier gives an account of his own journey to filmmaking as well as celebrating other great talents, and doesn’t shy away from the failings of directors such as Renoir and Melville. His passion is contagious.
Tue 26 Sep
Thu 28 Sep
Join best-selling novelist Tatiana de Rosnay (Sarah's Key) for an exclusive talk with Daphne du Maurier's eldest daughter, Tessa Montgomery, chaired by Dr Laura Varnam, on the occasion of the UK publication of Manderley Forever (Allen & Unwin UK). In Manderley Forever, Tatiana de Rosnay delivers a fascinating and vivid portrait of acclaimed British writer Daphne du Maurier. Through her characteristic novel-like prose, meticulous research and with unlimited admiration, she pays homage to the writer who has influenced her deeply and shines a new light on the importance du Maurier accorded to her French heritage.
Thu 5 Oct
£7 (£5; £5)
Ciné lumière was founded in 1998 by Catherine Deneuve to promote the best in French and world cinema. Films screened are in their original language with English subtitles.
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