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“French Revolutions” in London

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“French Revolutions” in London

Twenty-five French productions or co-productions are in the line-up at the London Film Festival, which opened on Wednesday and will run until October 28. While French films have garnered excellent results on UK screens since the start of 2010 (especially Heartbreaker [+see also:
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this summer), this impressive selection showcased in the British capital aims to reinforce this trend, notably with a section entitled "French Revolutions", which includes 13 titles.

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Highlights include Guillaume Canet’s highly-anticipated Little White Lies [+see also:
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, which will be released next Wednesday in French theatres; and films discovered this year at Cannes (Marc Fitoussi’s Copacabana [+see also:
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, Katell Quillévéré’s Love Like Poison [+see also:
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and Jean-Paul Civeyrac’s Young Girls In Black [+see also:
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), Berlin (Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern’s Mammuth [+see also:
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), Venice (Antony Cordier’s Happy Few [+see also:
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and Catherine Breillat’s The Sleeping Beauty) and Locarno (Benoît Jacquot’s Deep in the Woods [+see also:
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and Mikhaël Hers’s Memory Lane – see news).

This broad cross-generational panorama will also present Isabelle Czajka’s Living On Love Alone [+see also:
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, Romain Goupil’s Hands Up [+see also:
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, Jeanne Labrune’s Special Treatment [+see also:
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and Lola Doillon’s In Your Hands [+see also:
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.

The Gala screening of Xavier Beauvois’s Cannes Grand Prize-winner Of Gods and Men [+see also:
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(current French box office phenomenon) will create a splash; as will several titles unveiled on the Croisette and selected in the Film on the Square section: Olivier Assayas’s Carlos [+see also:
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, Bertrand Tavernier’s The Princess of Montpensier [+see also:
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, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s A Screaming Man [+see also:
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, Rachid Bouchareb’s Outside the Law [+see also:
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, Jean-Luc Godard’s Film Socialism [+see also:
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and Benda Bilili! [+see also:
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by directorial duo Florent de la Tullaye and Renaud Barret.

Eleven directors will accompany their films to the London fest, which will also present five French co-productions: Palme d’Or-winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives [+see also:
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, Miral [+see also:
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, Neds [+see also:
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, Puzzle [+see also:
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and Womb [+see also:
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.

(Translated from French)

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