In May, on TV5MONDE Europe, on the occasion of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, come and discover the crème de la crème of cinema through exclusive interviews with Patrick Simonin live from La Croisette! Also viewers can equally enjoy a month long a specially selected offering of films from past award-winners and nominees as well as homages to the great names of French cinema (Jacques Tati, Olivier Assayas, Jean-Louis Trintignant...) who have left their mark in Cannes history. A red carpet month to celebrate cinema in style.
Daily one on one interviews with stars live from La Croisette
L’INVITÉ – LIVE SPECIAL FROM CANNES
Mon – Fri at 5:30pm (GMT London time)
Find out all about the stars who are making the daily headlines at Cannes in up close and personal interviews
Presented by: Patrick Simonin
COMPELLING CONTEMPORARY FILMS
All times are in GMT London time
© 2015 – AGAT FILMS & Cie – France 3 CINEMA – ALVY PRODUCTIONS
Inspired by La Bomba'' by José Antonio Gurriaran.
Cast: Simon Abkarian (Hovannès), Ariane Ascaride (Anouch), Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet (Gilles), Syrus Shahidi (Aram), Razane Jammal (Anahit), Robinson Stévenin (Soghomon Tehlirian), Siro Fazilian (Arsinée), Amir El Kacem (Vahé)
Parental guidance: TV-PG
© Les Films du Poisson/Bande à Part Films/RTS/SRG SSR
LA VANITE / VANITY - selected at L'ACID Cannes 2015 (full-length films)
Thurs 11th May at 8pm
In an old hotel in Lausanne, David, who's suffering from an incurable disease, plans to commit suicide but the person helping him do it, Esperanza, isn't sure what's involved. To get things over quickly, David tries to convince Tréplev, in the neighbouring bedroom, to legally witness his last moments.
Cast: Patrick Lapp (David), Carmen Maura (Esperanza), Ivan Georgiev (Tréplev), Adrien Barazzone, Pierre-Isaie Duc, Stéphanie Blanchoud, Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond, Thibault de Chateauvieux, Nina Théron
Awards: nominated at the Lumières de la presse étrangère awards 2016 (best French-language film); selected at ACID Cannes 2015 (feature-length films); premiered at the Locarno Film Festival 2015
Based on the novel by Jean-François Deniau.
Cast: Mathieu Kassovitz (Albert Dehousse), Anouk Grinberg (Servane), Sandrine Kiberlain (Yvette Caron), Jean-Louis Trintignant (Albert Dehousse older), Albert Dupontel (Jean Dionnet), Nadia Barentin (the general's wife), Philippe Nahon (the general), Bernard Bloch (Ernst)
Awards: prize for best screenplay at the Cannes festival 1996; nominated for the Césars 1997 (best director, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best original screenplay or adaptation, best music, best editing)
© Eric Névé / Les Chauves-Souris / Astou Films
Cast: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye (Baye Laye), Laïty Fall (Lansana), Malamine Dramé « Yalenguen » (Abou), Balla Diarra (Samba), Salif « Jean » Diallo (Barry), Babacar Oualy (Kaba), Mama Astou Diallo (Nafy), Saikou Lô (Yaya), Ngalgou Diop (Aziz)
Awards: Un certain regard (Cannes, 2012), nominations (Namur FFF, 2012)
© Or Prod
Cast: Slimane Dazi (Slimane), Sabrina Hamida (Sabrina), Stéphane Soo Mongo (Dorcy)
Genre: comedy drama
Awards: Fipresci award (Directors fortnight, Cannes 2012), Michel d'Ornano award (Deauville 2012), Trophée francophone 2013 award for Best actor for Slimane Dazi, nominations (César 2013, Lumières foreign press award 2013, Tübingen - Stuttgart 2012, Cinémad 2012, FIFF Namur 2012)
Parental guidance: TV-PG
Unforgettable classic films
Based on the novel by Marguerite Yourcenar.
Cast: Gian Maria Volontè (Zénon), Marie-Christine Barrault (Hilzonde), Jean Bouise (Campanus), Mathieu Carrière (Pierre de Hamaere), Pierre Dherte (Cyprien), Sami Frey (the Cordeliers´ prior), Anna Karina (Catherine), Philippe Léotard (Henri-Maximilien), Johan Leysen (Rombaut), Jacques Lippe (Myers), Marie-France Pisier (Martha)
Awards: selected at Cannes 1988 festival
Screenplay: Sylvie Danton, Maurice Pialat, based on the novel by Georges Bernanos
Cast: Gérard Depardieu (Abbé Donissan), Sandrine Bonnaire (Mouchette), Maurice Pialat (Abbé Menou-Segrais), Alain Artur (Marquis of Cadignan), Yann Dedet (Gaillet), Brigitte Legendre (Mouchette's mother), Jean-Christophe Bouvet (Satan)
Awards: Palme d'Or at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival; 7 nominations for the 1988 César awards (best poster, best editing, best photography, best director, best actor, best actress and best film)
© 1939 STUDIOCANAL
LE JOUR SE LÈVE / THE START OF THE DAY
Cast: Jean Gabin (François), Jules Berry (Mr Valentin), Arletty (Clara), Jacqueline Laurent (Françoise), Mady Berry (the caretaker's wife), René Génin (the caretaker), Arthur Devère (Mr Gerbois), Jacques Baumer (the police commissioner), Bernard Blier (Gaston), Marcel Pérès (Paulo), Germaine Lix (the singer), Gabrielle Fontan (the lady on the staircase)
Awards: selected for the Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1939)
An engaging documentary film
© Films Cissé/Sisé Filimu 2015
Cast: Magnini Koroba, Aminata Cissé, Badjénèba Cissé, M'Ba Cissé, Souleymane Cissé
Awards: selected at the Cannes festival 2015 (special sessions)
Portraits of icons of French cinema
© Magnéto Presse
A discreet actor, Jean-Louis Trintignant played romantics, competing with Delon and Belmondo, but also dark cynics. Through the camera lenses of the greatest directors he became a character synonymous with the cinema of the 1960s and 1970s. Behind the scenes however, he maintained an air of mystery.
Presented by: Laurent Delahousse.
© Les Films de mon oncle
© Les Films de la Saga
BERNARD GIRAUDEAU, LE BAROUDEUR ROMANTIQUE / THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURER
"The ability to laugh out loud is proof of an excellent soul" (Jean Cocteau)
The 3rd edition of the "Oh là là" Comedy Festival produced by Eden Cinema will take place from 16th November to 5th December in art-house cinemas in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Sderot, Roch Pina, Globus Ashdod, Beit a Tarbut Savyion , Yad Lebanim Raanana, at the Cinema Kochav of Ramat Asharon and throughout the Yes Planet network.
Watch the trailer here
The 25th French Film Festival UK offers a rich programme of films to enjoy, involving leading independent cinemas around the country from Glasgow and Edinburgh to London, from Inverness to Dundee and Belfast, from Warwick and Leicester to Chichester and Bristol, plus many more places in between watch the crème de la crème of contemporary and classic French-speaking cinema from 2 Nov to 17 Dec 2017. See what's on where here