Time to polish up on your French: The French Connection? programme returns to Cornerhouse this month for the best of Francophone cinema. Taking place in association with the Alliance française de Manchester, last year featured a host of gripping dramas and documentaries and this year’s season promises to be just as diverse. Showing at Cornerhouse from Thursday 28 November, films include: gangster thriller Viva Riva! (pictured), political feature film Black Girl (accompanied by Ousmane Sembène’s short film Borom Saret), student adventure Ne quelque part/Homeland, and a biological portrait of French music hall star Bambi. Or venture to the Alliance française on Friday 29 November for a screening of Le grand voyage – a father and son’s journey to Mecca – and a talk by Isabelle Vanderschelden on transnational journey in French cinema. No need to be fluent in French, though, as all films will be shown with English subtitles, with dates and times available on Cornerhouse’s website.

Thu 28 Nov – Tue 10 Dec, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH, various times and prices, www.cornerhouse.org

Thu 28 Nov - Tue 10 Dec
Hannah Phillips
Published on:
Wed 20 Nov 2013