Croissants on the Croisette 18

Thursdays, 11 May – 15 Jun, 2pm – 3.30pm
Join tutor Alan Seaman for a brief history of the Cannes Film Festival, following its highs and lows and not forgetting the controversies…



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Duration: 90 mins

Certificate: 18

Beginning just after WW2, Cannes has often been the barometer for the best in world cinema but has also never lacked publicity for all the wrong reasons.

Over the course of 6 weeks tutor Alan Seaman will guide you through the highs and lows, the controversies and some of the most memorable films and directors from the last 84 years.

Week 1 – The Early Years

Week 2 – 1960s  

Week 3 – 1970 - 1985

Week 4 – 1986 - 1999

Week 5 –  2000 - 2010

Week 6 –  2011 - 2022

This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix.


Price: £78 / £68 conc / £63 Members

Tutor: Alan Seaman

Booking Information:

This 6-week course will run at Phoenix on Thursdays, 2pm – 3.30pm from 11 May – 15 Jun 2023.

You must be 18 or over to attend.

Member discount available.

Cancellation Policy:

We do not offer refunds for cancellations of bookings, except in exceptional circumstances. In the event that an advertised course is withdrawn, we will endeavour to give 7 days’ notice and a full refund will be made.

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Alan Seaman is an experienced freelance film teacher who works for a wide variety of venues, particularly Phoenix, Derby’s Quad, and Broadway in Nottingham. His main areas of interest are British, Scandinavian and European cinema. Alan is also a stand-up comedian and comedy club compere, and is edging slowly and painfully towards completion of his first crime novel.