The fifth edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema – the Institute français and Unifrance Films’ celebrated annual showcase of the newest in contemporary French film – comes this week to London’s Curzon Soho and Cine Lumière, running 23-30 April. Selected films will also screen at the Cambridge Arts Picture House, Oxford Phoenix Picturehouse, Bristol Watershed and Brighton’s Duke of York. (See the festival’s own website for more information and to purchase tickets.)
Martin Provost’s period biopic Violette is one of the featured UK premieres and stars Emmanuelle Devos as the writer Violette Leduc. The film charts her life from her early childhood, having been born out of wedlock in the early 20th century, through to her adulthood when she meets and strikes up an intense lifelong relationship with Simone de Beauvoir.
Courtesy of the festival, we have five pairs of tickets to give away for Violette. Winners can choose one of the venue and dates from below. Following the screenings at Curzon Soho and Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, there will also be a Q&A with Martin Provost.
- London Curzon Soho: Friday 25 April, 6:30pm
- Cambridge Arts Picturehouse: Saturday 26 April, 6:30pm
- Oxford Phoenix Picturehouse: Saturday 26 April, 6:30pm
- Bristol Watershed: Saturday 26 April, 5:50pm
- Brighton Duke of York’s: Saturday 26 April, 1:30pm
To be in with a chance of winning, please answer the following question and include your choice of screening and a contactable telephone number.
Q. What was the title of Violette Leduc’s novel (originally censored for its sexually explicit material of a lesbian relationship)?
a. Francine and Isabelle
b. Thérese and Isabelle
c. Coco and Isabelle
Entry email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Thursday 24 April 2014, midday.