For any cultural endeavour to reach a quarter century is a milestone worth celebrating. Your 25th French Film Festival UK marks a significant notch on its calendar with a programme that is even richer and more comprehensive than ever before. Involving leading independent cinemas around the country from Glasgow and Edinburgh to London, from Inverness to Dundee and Belfast, from Warwick and Leicester to Chichester and Bristol, and so many more places in between watch out for the crème de la crème of contemporary and classic French-speaking cinema from 2 November to 17 December 2017.
A chorus of “grand merci” as ever is due to sponsors, advertisers, funders, supporters, cinema colleagues, distributors, sales agents, and the dedicated Festival team without whom none if it would happen – and that would be so triste!
|CHANGES FROM THE PRINTED BROCHURE |
p.16: GOLDEN YEARS Sun 19 Nov should read Sun 26 Nov 12:30
p.18: LOST IN PARIS Sun 26 Nov should read Sun 3 Dec 13:00
p.23 THIS IS OUR LAND Sun 12 Nov Cancelled
p.27: GAUGUIN Sun 3 Dec should read Sun 12 Nov 13:00
his December you have an extra reason to stay at home. Even better: you have 10 reasons to stay at home. As if you needed yet more encouragement to trade the freezing temperatures outside for the comfort of your sofa and the company of dirty European film. The online platform for independent films FestivalScope has teamed up with the European culture channel ARTE and come up with ArteKino, a unique online film festival featuring 10 carefully selected films not available anywhere else for a limited period only. And it’s entirely free: there are to hidden catches and credit card numbers to be given out!
Each film can be viewed by 5,000 people between December 1st and December 17th on a first-come-first-saved basis, and they are available everywhere in Europe unless stated otherwise (see exceptions below). All films area available in the UK and Ireland.
These gems were carefully handpicked by Olivier Père, Director of Film at ARTE France and Artistic Director at ArteKino Festival. He explains “ArteKino is designed to be a 100% free digital event, the festival was born out of ARTE’s desire to strengthen its support for modern European arthouse films in an original manner by giving yet them greater visibility and wider distribution. – Olivier Père, Director of Film, ARTE France/Artistic Director, ARTE Kino Festival”.
The Berlinale is the largest and one of the oldest film festivals in the world. Two journalists from DMovies, Victor Fraga and Tiago Di Mauro, will attend the event this year and unearth the dirt from under the red carpet firsthand and exclusively for you!