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French Film Festival celebrates 20 years in Porto

From October 22nd to 27th, the Rivoli Theater will be home to the French cinema.

Since early October, the 20th French Film Festival has been touring the country. Having passed through Lisbon, Almada, Setúbal and Coimbra, the 20 years of the festival could only be celebrated in the North. From Tuesday, October 22, until Sunday, September 27, the party will take place at the Rivoli Theater in Porto, with 13 premiere films.

From independent cinema to animated films, the festival kicks off at 9 pm with the movie ‘Fahim’ – which tells the story of a Bangladeshi emigrant boy who becomes chess champion in France – by director Pierre-François Martin Laval.

Julien Hallard’s latest comedy ‘Commes des Garçons’ and post-apocalyptic fiction ‘Dans la Brume’ by Daniel Roby are some of the works you’ll be able to tell in this issue.

Also scheduled from Wednesday to Friday are movie screenings for schools, with films designed for the youngest – from 9 to 15 years old.

Tickets cost 3.5 euros per person, with discounts being 3 euros. School sessions cost 1 euro per person.

The French Film Festival, which works closely with ACID (Association du Independé pour pour Diffusion), which has its own program at the Cannes Film Festival, is an initiative organized by the Institut Français du Portugal, the Embassy of France and SERENA Productions, in collaboration with Alliance Française do Porto and in partnership with Porto City Council and Rivoli Theater.

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