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November 10-14, 2021

AFI FEST is a world-class event, showcasing the best films from across the globe to captivated audiences in Los Angeles. With a diverse and innovative slate of programming, the eight-day film festival presents screenings, panels and conversations, featuring both master filmmakers and new voices. Special events at the festival take place at iconic LA locations, such as the historic TCL Chinese Theatre and the glamorous Hollywood Roosevelt.

Each year, AFI FEST showcases more than 125 films in several exciting sections, including Galas, Special Screenings, New Auteurs, Documentary, World Cinema, Cinema’s Legacy, and Shorts. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for both Short Films categories of the annual Academy Awards®.

Through annual tributes and conversations, the festival has honored numerous influential artists and icons, including Annette Bening, Halle Berry, Danny Boyle, Marion Cotillard, Catherine Deneuve, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Huppert, Barry Jenkins, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman, Viggo Mortensen, Steve McQueen, Natalie Portman, Christopher Plummer, and Tilda Swinton. Past Guest Artistic Directors have included Pedro Almodóvar, Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, and Agnès Varda.


For more information, please visit the AFI FEST website. Please click here to book tickets, and here to order a pass for the whole festival. 


AFI 2021 French Titles & Schedule




Lingui, The Sacred Bonds (Lingui)

Director: Mahamet-Saleh Haroun

Country: Chad, France, Germany, Belgium

Language: Arabic, French

Chinese Theatre 3, November 11, 7:15 PM


Casablanca Beats (Haut et Fort)

Director: Nabil Ayouch 

Country: Morocco, France

Language: Arabic 

Chinese Theatre 5, November 11, 8:00 PM


Paris, 13th District (Les Olympiades 

Director: Jacques Audiard

Country: France

Language: French

Chinese Theatre 1, November 11, 8:15 PM



The Worst Person in the World

Director: Joachim Trier

Country: Norway, France, Sweden, Denmark

Language: Norwegian

Chinese Theatre 6, November 11, 9:15 PM




Petite Maman

Director: Céline Sciamma

Country: France

Language: French 

Chinese Theatre 1, November 12, 1:15 PM


The Death Cleaner (El Limpiador)

Director: Louise Monlaü

Country: Mexico, Spain, France

Language: Spanish

Chinese Theatre 5, November 12, 3:00 PM


A Summer Place 

Director: Alexandra Matheou

Country: Cyprus, France

Language: Greek, English, Arabic

Chinese Theatre 5, November 12, 3:00 PM


Mon Ami Qui Brille Dans la Nuit

Director: Grégoire de Bernouis, Jawed Boudaoud, Simon Cadilhac, Hélène Ledevin

Country: France

Language: French

Chinese Theatre 5, November 12, 6:00 PM


Costa Brava, Lebanon

Director: Mounia Akl

Country: Lebanon, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Qatar

Language: Arabic

Chinese Theatre 4, November 12, 6:30 PM


Happening (L’Événement)

Director: Audrey Diwan

Country: France

Language: French

Chinese Theatre 6, November 12, 9:30 PM




Anxious Body 

Director: Yoriko Mizushiri

Country: Japan, France

Language: No Dialogue 

Chinese Theatre 5, November 13, 2:15 PM



Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul 

Country: Colombia, Thailand, UK, Mexico, France 

Language: English, Spanish 

Chinese Theatre 6, November 13, 2:45 PM 


Granny’s Sexual Life

Director: Urška Djukić, Émilie, Pigeard

Country: Slovenia, France

Language: Slovenian

Chinese Theatre 5, November 13, 4:45 PM



Director: Ninja Thyberg

Country: Sweden, Netherlands, France

Language: English

Chinese Theatre 1, November 13, 9:30 PM 



The Tsugua Diaries (Diários de Ostoga)

Director: Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes 

Country: Portugal, France

Language: Portuguese

Chinese Theatre 4, November 14, 12:30 PM


A Night of Knowing Nothing

Director: Payal Kapadia

Country: France, India

Language: Hindi, Bengali 

Chinese Theatre 5, November 14, 3:30 PM


Holy Emy (Agia Emy)

Director: Araceli Lemos

Country: Greece, France, USA

Language: Greek, Tagalog, English

Chinese Theatre 3, November 14, 7:30 PM 



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