French films

A selection of unforgettable French films from the 1960s to the present day.

French cinema has built its fame on a rich tradition of storytelling, innovative filmmaking practices, social engagement and a strong influence on world cinema. From the pioneering works of the New Wave to the present day, French filmmakers have continually pushed the boundaries of the film medium and engaged audiences with their immense creativity and vision.

From the timeless elegance of classic French films, to the festival gems and audience hits of decades past, to the very current French cinematic achievements; this programme offers a glimpse of French cinema from the 1960s to the present day in nearly thirty films.

Be enchanted by the charm of Cleo from 5 to 7, which is set in real time and captures the ephemeral beauty of life in Paris with delicate precision. Enjoy a lyrical ode to youth, love and the complexities of relationships during the summer holidays in A summer´s tale. Multiple viewings are also an option for the fairy-tale-like story of the shy waitress Amelie from Montmartre. Delve into the surreal depths of Holy Motors, a film that defies easy categorization and leaves viewers in a spellbinding state of uncertainty. Do not overlook Slack Bay, a dark comedy with mysterious undertones about an early 20th century seaside community. And don't miss the recent audience hit The Taste of Things, or the most successful French film of 2023, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes, the European Film Academy's Best Film Award, and five Oscar nominations, Anatomy of a Fall.

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