Movie Guide: 24th French Film Festival Lineup, Schedules, and Prices

The 2019 edition of The French Film Festival presents a line-up of 15 contemporary French films , to be publicly screened in Manila, Cebu, Davao, and Bacolod this June and July. Tickets to watch the featured films are at P150 each. In Metro Manila, the film screenings will be held in BGC (Bonifacio High Street Cinemas in Central Square) and in Makati (Greenbelt 3 Cinemas). The film lineup rounds up movies that explore the depths of human relationships and the importance of family.

  • June 12 to 18, 2019 – Metro Manila
  • 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)

The 24th French Film Festival will also continue its annual tradition of paying tribute to Filipino cinema on June 12, Independence Day:

  • Pepe Diokno’s “Above the Clouds,which  was co-produced with funding from the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde program of Institut Français

  • Carlo Catu’s “Waiting for Sunset, which received the Audience Award at the 2019 Vesoul Festival of Asian Cinema

  • Carlo Manatad’s “Jodilerks Dela Cruz, Employee of the Month,” which was featured in last year’s Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival

  • Kidlat Tahimik’s “Mababangong Bangungot” (“Perfumed Nightmare”) which was partly filmed in Paris, in honor of the National Artist for Film and Mass Communications

Here's your guide to the 24th French Film Festival in Manila:


1. De Toutes nos forces (The Finishers, 2014)

  • Director: Nils Tavernier
  • Starring: Jacques Gamblin, Alexandra Lamy, Fabien Héraud, Sophie de Fürst
  • Genre: Drama

2. L’Incroyable histoire du facteur cheval (The Ideal Palace, 2017)

  • Director: Nils Tavernier
  • Starring: Jacques Gamblin, Laetitia Casta, Bernard Le Coq, Florence Thomassin
  • Genre: Drama

3. Le Grand Bain (Sink or Swim, 2018)

  • Director: Gilles Lellouche
  • Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde, Jean-Hughes Anglade, Virginie Efira, Leïla Bekhti, Marina Foïs, Philippe Katerine
  • Genre: Comedy

4. Bande de Filles (Girlhood, 2014)

  • Director: Céline Sciamma
  • Starring: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Mariétou Touré
  • Genre: Drama

5. La Promesse de l’Aube (Promise at Dawn, 2017)

  • Director: Eric Barbier
  • Starring: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Pierre Niney, Didier Bourdon, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine McCormack, Finnegan Oldfield, Pawel Puchaliski, Nemo Schiffman
  • Genre: Drama

6. Victoria (In Bed with Victoria, 2016)

  • Director: Justine Triet
  • Starring: Virginie Efira, Vincent Lacoste, Melvil Poupaud, Laurent Poitrenaux, Laure Calamy, Alice Daquet
  • Genre: Comedy

7. Le Brio (2017)

  • Director: Yvan Attal
  • Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Camélia Jordana, Yasin Houicha, Nozha Khouadra, Nicolas Vaude, Jean-Baptiste Lafarge
  • Genre: Comedy

8. Mes Provinciales (A Paris Education, 2018)

  • Director: Jean Paul Civeyrac
  • Starring: Andranic Manet, Gonzague Van Bervesseles, Corentin Fila, Diane Rouxel, Jenna Thiam, Sophie Verbeek, Valentine Catzéflis, Charlotte Van Bervessel, Nicolas Bouchad, Laurent Delbeque, Jeanne Ruff
  • Genre: Drama

9. Dans la brume (Just a Breath Away, 2018)

  • Director: Daniel Roby
  • Starring: Romain Duris, Olga Kurylenko, Fantine Harduin, Michel Robin, Anna Gaylor, Réphaël Ghrenassia, Erja Malatier, Alexis Manenti, Maurice Antoni, Robin Barde
  • Genre: Science fiction

10. Barbara (2017)

  • Director: Mathieu Amalric
  • Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Jeanne Balibar, Vincent Peirani, Aurore Clément, Grégoire Colin, Fanny Imber, Pierre Michon
  • Genre: Drama

11. Jusqu’à la Garde (Custody, 2018)

  • Director: Xavier Legrand
  • Starring: Denis Ménochet, Léa Drucker, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux, Mathieu Saïkaly, Florence Janas, Saadia Bentaïeb, Sophie Pincemaille
  • Genre: Drama

12. La Villa (The House by the Sea, 2017)

  • Director: Robert Guédiguian
  • Starring: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Jaques Boudet, Anaöis Demoustier, Robinson Stévenin, Yann Trégouët, Fred Ulysse, Geneviève Mnich, Diouc Koma
  • Genre: Drama

13. Le Grand Méchant Renard (The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales, 2017)

  • Director: Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert 
  • Genre: Animation

14. Madame Hyde (Mrs. Hyde, 2018)

  • Director: Serge Bozon
  • Starring: Sarah Bramms, Dinara Droukarova, Xavier Dias, Carla Marie Santerre, Aurélie Faula
  • Genre: Comedy

15. Varda by Agnès (2018)

  • Director: Agnès Varda 
  • Genre: Documentary



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