The Alliance Française French Film Festival has announced the full 2017 programme. Several of the titles in the mix were finalists at France’s recent Lumiere Awards and are nominated for the Césars, which are presented shortly before the festival kicks off here.
Paul Verhoeven’s much-travelled and -awarded Elle, not appearing in the AFFFF, took the most nominations across both awards, and had a successful night at the Lumiere ceremony. Of the titles selected for this year’s AFFFF Bertrand Tavernier’s A Journey Through French Cinema took the Lumiere gong for Best Documentary and is among the César nominees.
Also nominated at the Lumieres were actors Sidse Babett Knudsen (for 150 Milligrams) and Omar Sy and James Thierree (for Monsieur Chocolat).
At the Césars AFFF titles have nominations for Best Film (Slack Bay, From the Land of the Moon, In Bed with Victoria); Best Actor (Nicolas Duvauchelle for A Decent Man, Fabrice Luchini for Slack Bay, Omar Sy for Monsieur Chocolat, Gaspard Ulliel for It’s Only the End of the World); and Best First Film (Arthur Harari’s Dark Diamond).
The Lumiere Awards were presented on 30 January, the César awards will be presented on 24 February.
French Film Festival trailer
The full 36-title Alliance Français French Film Festival programme is now live. The festival runs 1 March – 12 April in various centres.