La Rochelle International Film Festival (26 June-5 July)

Cannes competitor Mia Madre by Nanni Moretti will have the honour of opening the 43rd edition of the La Rochelle International Film Festival (26 June-5 July) tomorrow and, as is the case every year, the programme rustled up by artistic director Prune Engler will showcase a plethora of top-notch titles. In total, more than 250 films (including almost 200 fiction features) will be on the line-up in the Charente-Maritime city, and the crème de la crème of the world’s arthouse films will be on offer in the Ici et Ailleurs (“Here and Elsewhere”) section (either shown as preview screenings ahead of their French theatrical releases or as-yet unreleased in the country).