French Film Club

French Film Club

Free screenings of specially selected films in French with English subtitles!

Would you like to discover the best of Francophone and French cinema, for free on a big screen? With regularly-scheduled Friday evening and Wednesday afternoon fortnightly screenings, you can enjoy a wide range of Francophone and French films, along with time for discussion at the end of each film so you can share your thoughts.

Join our Film Club for free French films!

If you would like to find out how to join our free French Film Club and get a copy of the programme, simply drop by our reception desk or give us a call on +44 (0)161 236 7117.

Upcoming showings - Cycle : "Prénoms de femmes"

21 February 6pm Caprice 100 min Unclassified
26 February 1:30pm Caprice 100 min Unclassified

21 & 26 February : Caprice by Emmanuel Mouret (2015)

Clément’s in heaven: he’s dating Alicia, famous actress and girl of his dreams. Things become complicated when he meets Caprice, a young woman who’s excessive and exuberant, clingy and ready to do anything to be with him.
Watch the trailer here!

Upcoming showings - Cycle : "Francophonie et migration"

6 March 6pm Hope 86 min PG
11 March 1:30pm Hope 86 min PG
20 March 6pm Le Havre 94 min PG
25 March 1:30pm Le Havre 94 min PG

6 & 11 March: Hope by Boris Lojkine (2013)

While crossing the Sahara towards Europe, Léonard from Cameroon meets Hope from Nigeria. In a hostile world where people don’t mix, they try to move forward together, and to love each other.

This poignant movie directed by Boris Lojkine was selected as part of the Critics’ Week section in Cannes, where it received the SACD Award in 2014.

Watch the trailer here!

20 & 25 March: Le Havre by Aki Kaurismäki (2013)

Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling writer, scrapes a living as a shoeshiner in Le Havre. He lives a happy quiet life with his Finnish wife Arletty and their dog Laika. But destiny suddenly sends him Idrissa, an immigrant child from sub-Saharan Africa on the run from the authorities. With only optimism and solidarity as weapons, Marcel takes on the blind mechanism of bureaucracy, hiding the boy from the menace of the police inspector, with the help of Marcel’s neighbours and his protective pooch.

Created by the critically acclaimed Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, this movie was selected for the 2011 Palme d’Or competition in Cannes, and received the Louis Delluc prize.

Watch the trailer here!