French Film is a hit at the 19th Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard.
"The most unashamedly enjoyable film of the festival was Jackie Oudney's French Film. A romantic comedy that managed to be both romantic and comic (no mean feat, as anyone who has ever seen a film starring Kate Hudson will confirm), Oudney's debut was sincere, warm, believable, and laugh-out-loud funny. Hugh Bonneville and Anne-Marie Duff star, although Eric Cantona steals the show as a French film director offering his own distinctly French take on love let's call it Gallic symbolism. Despite watching a film which offered gentle mockery of their nation throughout, the positive audience reaction recalled a quote by Barry Humphries (aka Dame Edna Everage): "Never be afraid to laugh at yourself. After all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century."
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