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We're delighted to welcome director Céline Devaux to the screening on 13 November for an introduction and Q&A.

"Céline Devaux’s feature debut, Everybody Loves Jeanne, is wild, hilarious, sweet, and chaotic: a delightful anti-rom-com." - Alex Heeney, Seventh Row

"...writer, director and animator Céline Devaux has an engagingly anarchic visual style and a sense of mischief which proves to be irresistible." - Wendy Ide, Screen International

Jeanne says she is fine but feels like crap. Her business dream is an embarrassing nightmare, she is broke, and worse still, mum just died, Jeanne must now sell mum’s apartment in Lisbon, and finds that a weird guy seems determined to tag along. These stresses are the stuff of a thousand lesser rom-coms. But …Jeanne is several cuts above thanks to a wonderfully bittersweet script and performance, and droll animated inserts that show the gulf between an exterior self that is in control, and an interior that is falling apart. Very funny, very wise.

The screening on 13 November will be followed by a Q&A with the director Céline Devaux.

Leeds New Directors Competition

Everybody Loves Jeanne is screening as part of the Leeds New Director's Competition, with UK Premieres of eight features from first or second-time filmmakers. The eight features are screening from 11 to 13 November and you can find more information on this link.