French Film Festival at Glasgow Film Theatre

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17 November – 14 December, 2022

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The French Film Festival is the UK’s only festival embracing French and Francophone cinema in all its diversity, and returns to GFT – delighted to be screening some of the most exciting new films from across the Channel.

.The 2022 French Film Festival kicks off 17 November with a packed schedule of new films and restorations to suit all tastes, including François Ozon’s Fassbinder rework Peter Von Kant, uniquely tense thriller Full Time, whimsical comedy The Green Perfume, iconic fashion film Paris Frills and many, many more.

Tori and Lokita (15)

18 November

Two-time Palme d’Or winners the Dardenne brothers return with a tale of invincible friendship and the perils of modern-day migration.

Rodeo (15)


18 November

A female motorcyclist is faced with a series of escalating demands within a volatile, ultra-masculine clique.

Incredible But True (Incroyable mais vrai) (15)

incredible but true

19 November

An ordinary couple discover a built-in supernatural feature in their new suburban home in this uproarious sci-fi comedy.

The Green Perfume (Le Parfum vert) (N/C 12+)

the green perfume

19 November

A whimsical comedy adventure concerning the onstage death of an actor, and a mysterious organisation called the Green Perfume.

Paris Frills (Falbalas) (N/C 12+)

paris frills

19 November

Jacques Becker’s seductively energetic look at the world of haute couture is regarded as one of the finest films about fashion.

Farewell, Mr Haffmann (N/C 15+)

farewell mr haffman

20 November

A Jewish jeweller strikes a Faustian bargain with his employer in this gripping drama set in occupied France.

Forever Young (Les Amandiers) (N/C 15+)

forever young

20 November

A bunch of 20-something hopefuls experience turning points and tragedy at a prestigious acting school in the 1980s.

The Passengers of the Night (Les Passengers de la nuit) (N/C 15+)

the passengers of the night

21 November

Charlotte Gainsbourg stars as a woman who takes in a troubled teenager after the end of her marriage.

Chère Louise (N/C 8+)

chere louise

21 November

Divorced and childless in her forties, a teacher becomes infatuated with a 20-year-old Italian immigrant in this 1972 film from Philippe de Broca.

Rise (En corps) (15)


22 November

A talented ballet dancer embarks on a journey of self-discovery, artistic freedom and friendship in the world of contemporary dance.

Alice Guy: 13 Short Films (N/C 12+)

alice guy

22 November

A fascinating programme of 13 short films by Alice Guy-Blaché, the first fiction filmmaker in the history of cinema.

Angry Annie (Annie Colere) (N/C 15+)

angry annie

23 November

​When she accidentally becomes pregnant, Annie, a working mother of two in the mid-1970s, comes into contact with an organisation that performs illegal abortions in the public eye.

Compromise (Kompromat) (N/C 15+)


24 November

Jérôme Salle’s gripping new espionage thriller depicts the remarkable story of a French public servant who unwittingly finds himself in conflict with Russia’s state security agency.

Final Cut (Coupez!) (15)

final cut

24 November

​Things go badly for a small film crew shooting a low-budget zombie movie in this hilarious horror comedy.

Preview: Saint Omer (N/C 15+)

14 December

Acclaimed French documentarian Alice Diop makes her narrative debut with this finely observed drama, loosely inspired by a real court case.

French Film Festival at Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G12 0AP

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