French Film

by admin on April 01, 2011

Could it really be that French is the true language of love? Revolver Entertainment presents a romantic comedy of the more original kind, by award-winning director Jackie Oudney – French Film is released in February.

French Film, a hilarious new British romantic-comedy from Revolver Entertainment, is the feel-good tale of how to find love…and more importantly, how to keep it! Starring Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville, Anne-Marie Duff, Douglas Henshall, Victoria Hamilton and charismatic Eric Cantona, the story holds as much charm as humour.

Following the entangled lives of four British people, the narrative is punctuated by the fictitious French films of Thierry Grimandi, which inspired both writer and director from the outset.

In French Film, journalist Jed Winter (Hugh Bonneville) is preparing to interview the celebrated French auteur film-maker Thierry Grimandi (Eric Cantona), a self-appointed expert on the nature of love. Jed quickly dismisses Grimandi's theories of love and romance as pretentious nonsense, but when long-term girlfriend Cheryl (Victoria Hamilton) refuses to marry him, forcing him into couple counselling instead, Jed begins to realise that his own emotions aren't as straightforward as he once believed.

Meanwhile, even Jed’s best friend Marcus (Douglas Henshall) is talking less about football, and more about love, as the truth about his relationship with perfect girlfriend Sophie (Anne-Marie Duff) gradually emerges...As one by one his loved ones reveal their dedication to l'amour, Jed begins to think that Grimandi might have the answers after all. But he's damned if he's going to admit it.

Director Jackie Oudney’s most recent short film VAGABOND SHOES has won 13 awards so far, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Lille International Short Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Kodak/BAFTA Short Film Showcase. Her debut short, STATION, won several International awards and was nominated for Best Short Film and Best Director at the Scottish BAFTAs. She is a leading commercials director, having made over 30 ads and picked up a string of awards including a Silver Lion at Cannes, where she was also short listed for the Young Director award.

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