The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival is always an important day on any film fiend’s calendar. The French love cinema, and they make a lot of it—340 feature films in 2021 alone! We get the crossover hits at the multiplex, of course, but the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival allows us to sample from a wider menu, with something sure to please the palate of every picture house patron.
This year—the festival’s 34th—is a particularly rich one, offering bold new dramas, winning romantic comedies, insightful documentaries, and the odd (well, one) zombie movie. Indeed, it can be tough taking a highlighter to the programme—this is an embarrassment of cinematic riches.