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What Films To Catch At The Upcoming French Film Festival 2017 In Singapore

From action-packed thrillers to romantic comedies, the festival's lineup will have you spoilt for choice

French films may sometimes conjure up perceptions of a highbrow, avant-garde motion picture, revolving around intellectual subject matters that common folk (us) have difficulty wrapping their heads around.

But don't write the French off just yet, see for yourself when the French Film Festival 2017 makes its return to our shores from 9 to 19 November!

Set to screen across Shaw Theatres Lido, Alliance Française de Singapour and The Projector, the festival comes with an illustrious reel of 16 compelling French films that distinctly showcases the diversity and artistry in the realm of French cinema.

Beckoning with varied genres of heartwarming drams, fantasy thrillers and inspiring biopics, the festival can be something to while the time away for casual movie-goers, while ardent film buffs can appreciate the body of motion art in a proper theatre setting.

And hey, doesn't it feel cultured to declare you have watched a French film?

Out of 16 films, we have narrowed down five that you should keep a look out for at the French Film Festival 2017:

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2. Madame 

Anne and Bob, an American couple living in Paris, organise a dinner party and invite ten friends. To their surprise, Bob’s son arrives, and the total number of people for dinner now becomes 13. The superstitious Anne insists her maid Maria disguises herself as a mysterious Spanish noble woman to even out the numbers. But a little too much wine and some playful chat lead Maria to accidentally endear herself to David, a dandy British art broker. Their budding romance will have Anne chasing her maid around Paris and finally plotting to
destroy this most unexpected and joyous love affair.

Watch if: You love rom-coms and have taken delight in flicks such as Maid in Manhattan and Nanny Diaries.

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