Books, Film & TV Tuesday, November 29th

Francophone Cinema: French Film Festival comes to the Courtyard in Hereford

Books, Film & TV Tuesday, November 29th

Francophone Cinema: French Film Festival comes to the Courtyard in Hereford

Celebrating Gaumont, Zola, and absinthe-soaked Paris, the UK's annual French Film Festival returns to Herefordshire this week.

Well-established and appreciated for shining a spotlight on French cinema old and new, the festival - which brings screenings and talks to cinemas across the UK - is now in its 24th year. It comes to Hereford in the guise of a mini Cannes; a pop-up festival running at the Courtyard from November 30 to December 7.

There are four films on offer:

Christian Carion's 2015 polished period piece Come What May (En mai, fais ce qu’il te plait),

Lola Doillon's war time drama Fanny's Journey (Le Voyage de Fanny),

Danièle Thompson's sumptious Cezanne et Moi, the story of painter Paul Cezanne and writer Emile Zola, and

Albert Serra's Rossellini-flavoured The Death of Louis XIV (La Mort de Louis XIV).

On November 30, film goers are invited to a cheese and wine tasting (free for Come What May ticket holders), and new for 2016, you can see all 4 films for £20 if booked at the same time.

For more info on La Fete du Cinema, see frenchfilmfestival.org.uk.

To book tickets for the Courtyard screenings, head to courtyard.org.uk.

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