The 17th edition of the French Film Festival takes place between October 6 and 16, at S. Jorge Cinema, in the capital city of Portugal.

The event opens with the film Cézanne et Moi, by director Danièle Thompson. The godmother of the event is director Anne Fontaine, who will première a new work called Agnus Dei – The Innocents.

The main highlights of the programme include a retrospective, co-organised with the Portuguese Cinematheque, which has as starting point the documentary A Journey Through French Cinema with Bertrand Tavernier. The cycle also features works by Jacques Becker, Jean Delannoy or Jean Renoir.

Combined with talks with different directors, six independent films will be screened. in partnership with Association du cinéma indépendant pour sa diffusion (ACID).