Spend your next movie night at the 24th French Film Festival
MANILA, Philippines – For the past 23 years, the acclaimed French Film Festival has been blessing the country's most avid moviegoers with some of the best contemporary French films in cinemas nationwide.
Now on its 24th run, the festival returns to the Philippines, now armed with a line-up of 15 French masterpieces under the theme of complex human relationships and family ties.
French film fans can catch the festival nationwide, as it hosts screenings in Metro Manila, Cebu City, Davao City, and for the first time, in Bacolod City.
- June 12 to 18, 2019 – Metro Manila (Bonifacio High Street cinemas & Greenbelt 3 cinemas)
- June 20 to 22, 2019 – Cebu City (Ayala Center Cebu)
- June 28 to 30, 2019 – Davao City (Abreeza Mall Davao)
- July 10 to 12, 2019 – Bacolod City (Ayala Capitol Central Mall)
As a special treat, French director Nils Tavernier will be gracing Metro Manila's red carpet on the festival's opening day and for the screening of his latest film, L’Incroyable histoire du Facteur Cheval (The Ideal Palace), set in Southern France in 1879. It recounts the true story of an ordinary mailman who devotes 33 years of his life to build a castle for his daughter.
Other inspiring films in the selection include De Toutes nos forces (The Finishers), Jusqu’à la garde (Custody), Dans la brume (Just a breath away), and La Villa (The House by the Sea), all of which touch on the importance of parent-child relationships.
Also among the list are La Promesse de l’Aube (Promise at Dawn), Victoria (In Bed with Victoria), Le Brio, Mes Provinciales (A Paris Education), Barbara, Le Grand bain (Sink or Swim), Le Grand Mechant Renard (The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales), Madame Hyde (Mrs. Hyde), Varda by Agnes, and Bande de Filles (Girlhood).
Tickets for each movie cost P150 and can be purchased via SureSeats.
For more information on the film line-up, synopses, and trailers, you can visit the festival's official website. – Rappler.com