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Rendez-vous with French cinema in London and Edinburgh

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- The Unifrance event opens tomorrow with eight French films to premiere in the English and Scottish capitals

Rendez-vous with French cinema in London and Edinburgh

Catherine Deneuve, MiaHansen-Love, Chiara Mastroianni, Tahar Rahim, Christophe Honoré, and Radu Mihaileanu - The delegation of artists to accompany the Rendez-vous with French cinéma’s eight films to premiere in London and Edinburgh from March 21 to 25 is looking good! For the third year in a row, Unifrance has organised the event to be held at the Curzon Soho, Curzon Mayfair, Ciné Lumière, and Clapham Picturehouse, and at the Filmhouse.

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Among the selected films, chosen closely with their United Kingdom distributors, will be three films discovered at Cannes: Beloved [+see also:
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interview: Christophe Honoré
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by Christophe Honoré (to be distributed by New Wave on May 11), The Source [+see also:
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by Radu Mihaileanu (Picturehouse on June 8), to also be accompanied by actress Leïla Bekhti, and Free Men [+see also:
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by Ismaël Ferroukhi (Artificial Eye on May 25), whose director with attend the festival.

Two films by women directors to be released in Great Britain on May 4 will also be in the programme: Goodbye First Love [+see also:
film review
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interview: Mia Hansen-Love
film profile
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by Mia Hansen-Love (Artificial Eye), and Angèle and Tony [+see also:
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by Alix Delaporte (Peccadillo), whose director and actress Clotilde Hesme will attend.

An animation film will take part with Tales of the Night [+see also:
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interview: Michel Ocelot
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by Michel Ocelot (Soda Pictures on May 25), as will gangster film A Gang Story [+see also:
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by Olivier Marchal (E1Entertainment on May 18) and Delicacy [+see also:
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by David and Stéphane Foenkinos (StudioCanal UK on April 13) who will also attend.

The mood will be favourable for French cinema in London and Edinburgh, after only a month ago French film The Artist [+see also:
film review
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interview: Michel Hazanavicius
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by Michel Hazanavicius, now making over €11m at the box office, won seven of the British Film Academy’s BAFTA awards. Animation film A Monster in Paris [+see also:
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by Eric Bergeron is also doing well, with up to 500,000 admissions.

(Translated from French)

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