Station Cinema hosts French film festival

A picture from Lost in Paris.

Film-lovers are being invited to a celebration of French film-making at the Station Cinema in Richmond next month.

The cinema is the only one in the North of England taking part in the UK-wide 25th Annual French Film Festival and will be showing nine films across a 12-day period from November 3 to 15.

Mike Slater, from the cinema, said: “As you might expect there is a wonderful mixture of film styles represented in this year’s programme, including Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus), a joyful piece of French farce about a provincial French Canadian who comes to Paris to help with the care of her aged aunt.

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“Marie Curie – The Challenge of Knowledge, is a moving bio-pic of this Nobel Prize–winning physicist and chemist and her struggle for recognition in a largely male dominated scientific community.

“Two more historic dramas in the festival are Gauguin (Gauguin – Voyage de Tahiti) and A Woman’s Life (Une vie) the adaption of Guy de Maupassant’s first novel, in which a young noblewoman copes with the loss of ideals.

A clip from Aurore.

Also featured in this year’s festival is Ismaël’s Ghosts (Les Fantômes d’Ismaël) a contemporary multi-layered tale within a tale that stars several of France’s leading actors like Mathieu Amalric and Marion Cotillard.

Other modern dramatic themes cover, the pursuit of love in middle-age, fire-fighting on the Côte d’Azur and the somewhat unpredictable consequences of tracing the father you never knew.

Tickets are on sale now at or via their Box Office at The Station in Richmond.

Phone orders are also taken during box office hours on 01748 823062.

A full programme of the French film festival can be also be collected at the Box Office or it can be downloaded at

Organisers say The Station Cinema French Film Festival is an extremely popular event with many of the screenings selling-out very quickly.

Advance booking is highly recommended to secure admission to the films you wish to see.

For further information please contact, Mike Slater at The Station Cinema on 01748 823062 or email him at