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French Film Festival Opens January 15

The 16th French Film Festival (FFF) will be held at Háskólabíó cinema, Reykjavík, January 15-27, and in Akureyri January 17-24. Ten new films will be featured.

The festival attracts about 10,000 visitors every year. It is organized by the Alliance française in Reykjavík, the French Embassy in Iceland and Green Light Films (Græna ljósið).

The festival opens with a brand new comedy called All Gone South (Babysitting 2), directed by Nicolas Benamou and Philippe Lacheau. Actors from the movie, Tarik Boudali and Vincent Desagnat, will be available for questions after the premiere.

Other highlights of the festival include the new comedy Lolo, directed by Julie Delpy, and Mon roi, directed by Maïwenn.

The festival concludes with an honorary screening of the late Icelandic director Sólveig Anspach’s film Queen of Montreuil. Sólveig passed away in August after a battle with cancer.

You can visit the FFF website here. You have a choice between purchasing individual tickets, or a discount ticket (good for five screenings) for ISK 3,900. Tickets are available on, and discount tickets in limited quantities will be available at Háskólabíó cinema as of January 13.

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