Buchan students enjoy Gallic invasion

Pictured at the film showing are Justin Cardno and Hannah Ross of Fraserburgh Academy and Eilidh MacLachlan and Fraser Lambof (Kemnay Academy at the Belmont cinema, Aberdeen
Pictured at the film showing are Justin Cardno and Hannah Ross of Fraserburgh Academy and Eilidh MacLachlan and Fraser Lambof (Kemnay Academy at the Belmont cinema, Aberdeen

LOCAL school pupils got to attend the annual French Film Festival in Aberdeen recently courtesy of Total.

Selected schools were invited to attend two private screenings, with Fraserburgh, Kemnay and the TOTAL French school attending the morning movie and Mintlaw Academy being among those watching in the afternoon.

Some of the top French and francophone films of the year are being screened at the Belmont Picturehouse and Cineworld Union Square between now and December 2 as the French Film Festival UK continues to expand its presence in the city with the support of Total.

The selection embraces everything from the delightful comedy What’s in a Name? to the taut thriller Headwinds with Audrey Tautou and Benoît Magimel as well as On Air, an off-beat tale of a radio agony aunt with Karin Viard to be screened on December 2 at Cineworld.

The mix is engaging and varied from the political thriller The Minister, through the time-jumped comedy hit Camille Rewinds, through the romantic dreamer of Paris Manhattan with Alice Taglioni featuring a cameo performance from Woody Allen to the Sophie Marceau starrer Happiness Never Arrives Alone.

A spokesperson for Total said: “Total is delighted to be once again supporting the French Film Festival UK in Aberdeen, in particular as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

“This gives us the opportunity to strengthen our partnerships with local schools, enabling pupils to experience French culture and language.”