Now in its 12th year, MyFrenchFilmFestival shines a spotlight on a new generation of French-language filmmakers and gives audiences around the world the chance to share their love of French cinema.
New, emerging and established French-language filmmakers show new ways of seeing. Highlights from this year's selection include Alba Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro) in a 50s-set romance (Skies of Lebanon), a forceful documentary about the Gilets jaunes protest movement (The Monopoly of Violence), and a welcome re-release of Jean-Jacques Annaud's erotic classic, The Lover, along with exciting French-language films from Belgium (Madly in Life), Canada (Nadia Butterfly) and Switzerland (Beyond the Horizon).
Drama202090 minsDirector: Chloé Mazlo
1950s Lebanon. Young Alice falls in love with Joseph, a playful astrophysicist, but after a few years of dolce vita, the civil war interferes with their paradise.
Documentary2020109 minsDirector: Philippe Béziat
By bringing together urban dance and opera singing, 30 hip-hop, krump, break, voguing dancers reinvent Jean-Philippe Rameau's baroque masterpiece, Les Indes Galantes.
Comedy202196 minsDirector: Guillaume Brac
A group of young adults, from different cultures and social backgrounds, meet during a shared summer in the southeast of France and embark on a on romantic adventure together.
Crime202081 minsDirector: Elie Wajeman
After hours doctor, Mikael, decides to get out of drug trafficking and rebuild his life. But there will be a heavy price to pay.
Comedy202087 minsDirector: Raphaël Balboni
Alex and Noémie would like to have a child but their plans get derailed when Alex's charismatic mother becomes increasingly zany in this tragic, sweet, and funny debut feature from Raphaël Balboni and Ann Sirot.
Animation & Artists Moving Image202082 minsDirector: Rémi Chayé
Rémi Chayé retraces the childhood of the legendary Calamity Jane in this homage to Westerns, and offers a tale of initiation about the discovery of freedom, enhanced by a flamboyant colour palette.
Drama201988 minsDirector: Delphine Lehericey
Under the relentless summer sun, Gus’s childhood is coming to an end as the long-awaited thunderstorms sweep across the exhausted countryside, taking a whole world with them in Delphine Lehericey sizzling rural coming-of-age drama.
Documentary202089 minsDirector: David Dufresne
As anger and resentment grows in the face of social inequalities during the Yellow Vests movement in France, many citizen-led protests are being repressed with ever-increasing police violence.
Sport2020107 minsDirector: Pascal Plante
At 23, Nadia decides to retire from professional swimming and a life of sacrifice. After one final race the hidden excesses of the Olympic Village offer Nadia her first breath of freedom.
Drama202099 minsDirector: Kamir Aïnouz
Selma, 17, grows up in a bourgeois and secular Berber family. After meeting Julien, the dashing young man she's attracted to, she realises for the first time how restrictive the rules of her patriarchal family are.