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:
5. Jules And Jim (Jules Et Jim)
Since they met in 1912, two men, Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre), share a close friendship. Shortly before
World War I, Jules marries Catherine (Jeanne Moreau), a willful young woman whom the two men have befriended. However, after the war, his relationship with her deteriorates rapidly. When Jim comes to stay with the couple and their daughter, Jules encourages him to begin a relationship with Catherine, in hope that his wife will not leave him if she is involved with his friend. Catherine’s carefree behaviour, however, soon creates further difficulties.
Watch if: You are an old soul who yearns for a good ole’ black and white movie.
Tickets vary across the screening locations. For more information, please visit frenchfilmfestival.sg.