The hottest French film stars to spot at Cannes

Over the next couple of weeks the Cannes Film Festival will become home to some of the most sexy, most glamorous, most handsome names in film. So we think it's time to countdown the hottest French stars of the big screen so you know exactly who to look out for.

The hottest French film stars to spot at Cannes
French actors Bérénice Marlohe and Romain Duris both looking hot. Photo: (left) Leon Neal/AFP, (right) Harcourt Studio

There's nothing like the Cannes Film Festival for bringing out the best in film stars.

With the world looking on via the hundreds if not thousands of paparazzi cameras, actors and actresses strutting up the red carpet on the famous Croisette promenade will almost certainly never look hotter than at Cannes.

While most of the attention will presumably fall on the strapping US actor Ryan Gosling or the beautiful Nicole Kidman there is a whole array of French film stars, many of whom you may not have heard of or did not realize were French, who will send your pulses racing just as high.

So we think its important we pointed them out in advance, especially as not all are guaranteed to be in Cannes.

CLICK HERE to see our countdown of the hottest French film stars in 2013.

Will Depardieu make the top ten? Can you guess who comes in at number one?

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French film club for English speakers returns to cinemas

Lost in Frenchlation, a film club that screens French films with English subtitles in Paris, is returning to cinemas this weekend after holding virtual screenings during lockdown.

French film club for English speakers returns to cinemas

Wednesday saw the reopening of cafés, restaurants, museums, theatres and cinemas in France since October.

This means that Lost in Frenchlation can return to cinemas, and film buffs who struggle to watch French movies without English subtitles can meet up again this weekend at the Luminor Hotel de Ville where the first screening is taking place this Sunday.

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What’s on the programme?

The first event taking place on Sunday, May 23rd is a screening of Albert Dupontel’se César awarded film “Adieu les cons” (Bye bye Morons), a comedy drama about a woman who tries to find her long-lost child with a help of a man in the middle of a burnout and a blind archivist.

On Sunday, May 30th there will be a Mother’s Day special screening of “Énorme”, comedy, starring Marina Foïs and Jonathan Cohen, at Club de l’Étoile in the 17th arrondissement in Paris. 

On Saturday, May 22nd, there will be a virtual screening of “Joli Mai” by Chris Marker (1963) which inspired the documentary film Le Joli Mai 2020. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Chris Marker specialist & journalist Jean-Michel Frodon.

Lost in Frenchlation is a company that sets up screenings of recent French film releases with English subtitles to give Paris’s large international community access to French culture and meet others in the same situation.

For more information, check out their website or sign up to their newsletter (link here).