Keep up-to-date on your favourite artists and movies, track gig and release dates, and join in the conversation.
SEARCH RESULTS FOR
We've compiled our favourite scary movies streaming right now, so enter if you dare!x

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2020

THE REVIEWS

FESTIVAL FEATURE
LATEST REVIEWS
By Charlie David Page
8th March 2020

The Alliance Française French Film Festival is returning for another incredible season following last year's exceptional 30th Anniversary. Representing the largest festival dedicated to French films in the world, it acts as a window into contemporary France and the world at large, taking us on a journey 18,000 kilometres from here, without the mileage or jetlag.

The SWITCH team got swept up in this year's program, and have collected our reviews from the festival below - and don't forget to check back throughout the event as we add even more!

Matthias and Maxime - A magical film on the complexity of friendship and love
MATTHIAS AND MAXIME
A magical film on the complexity of friendship and love
This is a tender love story beautifully told, made with such love and care, sincerity and grace, showcasing everything that makes Xavier Dolan such an arresting filmmaker.
Les Misérables - A remarkably thrilling act of cinematic protest
LES MISÉRABLES
A remarkably thrilling act of cinematic protest
A remarkable, electrifying and ultimately shattering film, a stellar debut for Ladj Ly, and most importantly, a work that feels necessary. It's a thrilling act of cinematic protest.
La Belle Époque - Crowd-pleasing French romantic comedy
LA BELLE ÉPOQUE
Crowd-pleasing French romantic comedy
The romance is so pure, and there are genuine laugh-out-loud moments. It doesn't quite reach the heights of some of its cinematic predecessors, but you will leave with warm fuzzy feelings inside.
The Swallows of Kabul - Unflinching and gorgeously animated
THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL
Unflinching and gorgeously animated
In Afghanistan, simply drawing a human being is forbidden. This makes this film an even more aesthetically and narratively beautiful example of the affecting power that animation offers.
Zombi Child - A subtle riff on the zombie genre
ZOMBI CHILD
A subtle riff on the zombie genre
An absorbing, often perplexing story in which a religion with a healthy respect for death crosses paths with a lovesick French schoolgirl.
Notre Dame - Offbeat French comedy about rebuilding your life
NOTRE DAME
Offbeat French comedy about rebuilding your life
The style overshadows the substance, but this is a lighthearted and often very funny insight into overcoming failure, something that everyone can appreciate to some degree.
The Wolf's Call - Suspense, silliness and sonar sweeps
THE WOLF'S CALL
Suspense, silliness and sonar sweeps
Submarine movies are few and far between for a reason. It's difficult to dramatise the action onboard, but If you're howling for a slice of Tom Clancy-esque military action cheese, you'll enjoy this.
TOP-RATED REVIEWS
© 2011 - 2020 midnightproductions
All rights reserved

Support SWITCH | Disclaimer | Contact Us