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MyFrenchFilmFestival

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).

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Selected features

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Skies of LebanonSkies of Lebanon

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.

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The LoverThe Lover

Drama1992115 minsDirector: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Jean-Jacques Annaud's powerful, intimate, and sensual adaptation of the best-selling novel by Marguerite Duras.

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Gallant IndiesGallant Indies

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.

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All Hands on Deck!All Hands on Deck!

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.

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The Night DoctorThe Night Doctor

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.

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Madly in LifeMadly in Life

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.

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CalamityCalamity

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.

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Beyond the HorizonBeyond the Horizon

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.

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The Monopoly of ViolenceThe Monopoly of Violence

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.

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Nadia, ButterflyNadia, Butterfly

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.

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Honey CigarHoney Cigar

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.