Station Cinema takes part in 29th annual French film festival

The Station Cinema.

The Station Cinema is taking part in the 29th annual French Film Festival UK this month.

The Station Cinema will be showcasing five films across a two-week period from Saturday, November 13 to Thursday, November 25 with the very best from French cinema.

General manager Dan Westgarth said: “We are delighted to be once again hosting some special offerings from the French Film Festival UK in Richmond.

“Being able to offer such an artistic selection of films is fantastic to the local community.

“We are very proud to be the only cinema in the region committing to continuously developing our programme; to cater to all audiences and offer such a variety of films.”

To kick off our first showing will be the 1965 classic The Sleeping Car Murders on the Friday at 2PM. From respected director Costa-Gavras, a film noir about a manhunt one evening on a train, where appearances are deceiving and no one can be trusted.

“The cinema says the festival has been a big success in previous years selling out quickly, so if you are looking to secure a ticket, I suggest you do it fast.”

The festival’s other film titles include Robust starring Gérard Depardieu, playing an ageing actor with a tendency to crash motorbikes and to embark on drunken misadventures.

Petite Maman is an exclusive pre-release before a wider showing in the UK after the festival, following a young girl called Nelly. After losing a grandparent, Nelly goes exploring in the autumnal landscape that surrounds the house, she comes across a wooden fort built in the forest and meets a curiously familiar girl.

The Big Hit is another comedy as we see the world of Étienne. He’s an often-out-of-work but endearing actor, runs a theatre workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage Samuel Beckett’s classic Waiting for Godot.

And finally the animation Josep, French illustrator Aurel investigates the life of the Catalan republican cartoonist and exile Josep Bartolí, who was detained by the Gestapo and sent to various concentration camps after crossing the border into France to flee the Spanish Civil War.

The film won prizes at the Tokyo Anime Awards, Anima and the European Film Awards.

It was also the recipient of the best animated film César and was part of the Cannes official selection last year.

Tickets are on sale both online at, or by contacting the box office during opening hours on 01748 823062.

For more information and the full programme, you can view this directly on the French Film Festival UK website at