Fri 12 Oct

A Paris Education

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series

62nd BFI London Film Festival

Mes provinciales

136 mins

France | 2017 | Dir-Scr Jean-Paul Civeyrac, with Andranic Manet, Corentin Fila, Gonzague Van Bervesselès

Aspiring filmmaker Etienne (Andranic Manet) leaves his Lyon home to study cinema in Paris and discovers that life isn’t quite like the art films he reveres – although in some ways, perhaps it is. Among the people who enter his orbit are independent-minded flatmate Valentina (Jenna Thiam) and Mathias Valence (Corentin Fila), a legend among his peers for his hardcore devotion to cinema as art. Steeped in filmic and literary sensibility, and as unashamedly serious as its characters, this intimate but expansive – and gorgeously shot – black-and-white drama is a celebration of a very Gallic attitude to the life artistic, and is the latest characteristically poetic offering from a most individual writer-director, last seen in the LFF with 2014’s My Friend Victoria.

12 October 6pm

Preceded by an introduction and followed by a Q&A with director Jean-Paul Civeyrac

To book your tickets for the screening at Ciné Lumière, visit the BFI London Film Festival here and select the screening at Ciné Lumière.