French Film Club

The French Film Club is our invitation to discover
the best of Francophone and French cinema.

From September 2023 to April 2024, screenings of exclusive French-language films (with English subtitles) will take place at Altrincham Little Theatre. 

All screenings begin at 3pm.

The French Film Club is free for Alliance Française de Manchester members.

For non-members, all 12 films £45, any 5 films £27, any 3 films £19.50 and single ticket £8.
The student rate for union cardholders is 12 films £30, any 5 films £18, any 3 films £12 and a single ticket £5. 

Not yet a member? Get your membership here! 

All films must be pre-booked on the Manchester Film Weekender website - follow this link.


Sunday 18 FEBRUary 2024

La Vérité / The Truth

Directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu (2019, Comedy-Drama, 1h46)
With Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche
Cert. PG

Kore-eda’s first film made outside his native Japan brings together Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche for a tempestuous mother-daughter relationship. Fabienne Dangeville is a very famous French actress, giving an interview about her upcoming book. Her daughter, screenwriter Lumir, and her family arrive for her book launch. The reunion becomes an opportunity to explore questions of love, art, and responsibility. A witty and elegant film with numerous pleasures for lovers of cinema.

Pre-booking obligatory via this link.

Sunday 24 MARCH 2024

Un fils / A Son

Directed by Mehdi Barsaoui (2019, Drama, 1h36)
With Sami Bouajila, Najla Ben Abdallah, Youssef Khemiri
Cert. U

Farès (Sami Bouajila) and Meriem (Najla Ben Abdallah) form with Aziz (Youssef Khemiri), their 10-year-old son, a modern Tunisian family from a privileged environment. During a trip to the south of Tunisia, their car is targeted by a terrorist group and the young boy is seriously injured... this accident will upset their life and their marriage.

Pre-booking obligatory via this link.


La croisade / The crusade

Directed by Louis Garrel (2017, Comedy, 1h07)
With Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta
Cert. TBC

Abel (Louis Garrel), Marianne (Laetitia Casta) and their 13-year-old son Joseph (Joseph Engel) live together in Paris. Their everyday existence is thrown into turmoil when Abel and Marianne discover that Joseph has secretly sold valuables from the family home to finance a mysterious ecological project he and his friends have in Africa. They’re about to save the planet.

Pre-booking obligatory via this link.


Dalva / Love according to Dalva

Directed by Emmanuelle Nicot (2022, Drama, 1h23)
With Zelda Samson, Alexis Manenti, Fanta Guirassy
Cert. 15

Dalva (Zelda Samson), 12, lives alone with her father. One evening, the police storm into their home and take her into foster care. As Dalva befriends her new roommate Samia (Fanta Guirassy) and social worker Jayden (Alexis Manenti), she gradually comes to understand that the love she shared with her father was not what she thought. With their help, Dalva will learn to become a child again. A poignant debut feature exploring the ramifications of abuse with deep sensitivity and uncompromising grace, in a hopeful journey to recovery.

Pre-booking obligatory via this link.

Unless otherwise indicated, all Alliance Française de Manchester cultural events are open and accessible to everyone. They are public events and under 18s remain the responsability of their parent/guardian at all times. Please be aware that films may not have a UK age classification.


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