The Alliance Française French Film Festival has named its first four selections for the 2017 programme, along with dates for your diary.
The most widely-known of the titles announced today will be Xavier Dolan’s Cannes-premiered It’s Only the End of the World (Juste la Fin du Monde). The cast includes Léa Seydoux, Marion Cotillard and Vincent Cassel, who’ll be very familiar to AFFFF goers from 2016 selections Mon Roi and One Wild Moment, and 2015’s Beauty and the Beast (also opposite Léa Seydoux. For others, he’ll be familiar for a turn in the recent Jason Bourne.
Rachel Lang’s comedy Baden Baden and Arthur Harari’s heist film Black Diamond (aka Dark Inclusion) both premiered ealry this year at France’s Angers Film Festival and have travelled well since.
Rounding out the early announcement, Roschdy Zem’s Monsieur Chocolat features Omar Sy (pictured, top), whom many will remember for his much-nominated and -awarded turn in 2011’s The Intouchables.
Festival organisers will tease out a little more detail ahead of the full programme reveal on 2 February. The Alliance Française French Film Festival will run 1 March – 12 April 2017 across 12 cities. Date and venue informationis now live.