Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

M 108 mins

About the Event

We are thrilled to reveal the vibrant and diverse showcase of films for the Alliance Française French Film Festival, returning this March 23 for its luminous 32nd season.

Our spectacular selection of French film will whisk viewers from their cinema seats to Paris, Cannes, Tunisia and beyond. 

You can expect to see plenty of familiar faces including Isabelle Huppert, Omar Sy, Virginie Efira, Romain Duris and Monica Bellucci.Dive into our compelling line up and immerse yourself in another season of breathtaking French cinema.

Biographical drama is one of French cinema’s most established and beloved genres, and Gabriel Le Bomin’s spectacularly-mounted De Gaulle stirringly depicts a crucial period in the life of one of the most famous figures in the nation’s modern history, doing it enormous justice in the process.

It is May 1940, where the war between Germany and its neighbours has intensified. Shockingly, the French army collapses, and Hitler seizes Paris. The government is in panic and considers accepting defeat, but recently promoted two-star General Charles de Gaulle (The Translators, AF FFF20 Lambert Wilson), wants to change the course of history...

His wife, Yvonne (Isabelle Carré, Delicious, Moving On, AF FFF21), is his first support, but very quickly events spiral out of control and separate them - she and their children set out on the roads of exodus, as Charles travels to London to meet with Winston Churchill. He wants to make another voice heard: that of resistance. Matching the impact and scale of recent war dramas The Darkest Hour and The King’s Choice as it depicts crucial incidents in gripping tick-tock fashion, Le Bomin expertly mixes the historic and the Romanesque, charting both a military debacle and the eventual revelation of a destiny.

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