A chance to catch the best new Arab films from France, the Maghreb and elsewhere (Nov 22-30)
Le Trianon upholds its reputation as the most interesting cinema outside the périphérique by putting on, for the second year running, a festival in celebration of Franco-Arab film culture. Counting 21 films over 10 days, the eclectic programme brings together works from France, Jordan, Algeria, Tunisia and Palestine, with an emphasis on political dramas and documentaries. The festival has an admirably pedagogic thrust: many screenings are coupled with Q&A sessions featuring journalists and filmmakers, with the aim of providing context for the films on show. What's more, tickets are a mere €3.50 (though you may end up spending the difference on the RER fare), and there will be special screenings aimed at children. Factor in a short film competition – voted for by the public – and a one-off musical performance for the closing ceremony, and you have one of the most enticing, not to mention democratic, events on the film calendar.
Find out more, and peruse the complete programme, here.