Photo courtesy of the New Orleans Film Society, producer of the New Orleans French Film Festival

New Orleans French Film Festival returns for 23rd annual run in February

The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) has announced the dates of the 23rd New Orleans French Film Festival which will occur February 27 – March 4 at the Prytania Theatre. 

The New Orleans French Film Festival is a locally cherished foreign language event that highlights over 20 French language feature-length and short films. The festival spotlights films from Francophone countries around the world such as Belgium, Canada, and Haiti as well as french-speaking communities in Louisiana. Additionally, the French Film Festival showcases local outstanding musicians prior to film screenings. For any first time festival attendees, rest assured, all the films are screened with English subtitles. 

The festival will open on February 27 with a screening of SIBYL, directed by French director Justine Triet, which premiered at Cannes Film Festival this past May. The film follows the story of a psychotherapist (Virgine Efira) who begins using her patient Margot’s (Adèle Exarchopoulos) life as the plot of her novel. This passionate and provocative psychodrama features a celebrated cast of Virgine Efira (Elle, Victoria), Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color), and Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann). The complete French Film Festival lineup and screening schedule will be released at the end of January. 

Festival passes are now on sale at www.neworleansfilmsociety.org/french-film-festival. Passes are the best way to get the full experience of the French Film Festival, with passholders getting free access to all screenings, priority entrance to screenings, reserve seatings, and the opportunity to book their tickets a week before they go on sale to the public. Patron Pass holders will also receive an invitation to the French-themed Patron Party on February 27 prior to the Opening Night film in addition to the passholder benefits. Students can get a Student Pass at the discounted price of $40 by sending a valid copy of their student ID to info@neworleansfilmsociety.org. Individual tickets to screenings will go on sale to the public on February 10.