Alliance Française French Film Festival

Alors, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is once again working its way through Australia’s cities and into our hearts this coming Autumn, showcasing a lineup of 49 beautifully worked features and documentaries starting early March in Sydney (with a domino effect through the rest of the country’s major cities).

The festival is now into its 26th season and the Artistic Director Emmanuelle Denavit-Feller has gone with a fresh selection from the latest work of directors including the likes of Dany Boon, Anne Fontaine, Mia Hansen-Løve, and Benoit Jacquot (to name only a tasting plate’s worth of the sheer amount of talent being served).

The films are shown in gorgeous Palace cinema locations across the country and the festival is a real taste of French film culture, including the appearances of names such as Lea Seydoux, Sophie Marceau, Romain Duris, Charlotte Gainsbourg and plenty of other current and past actors who reign over the French silver screen with the air of elegance and relaxation that the French film industry is known for portraying.

If you want to know the feeling of going to a proper French cinema and watching a French film with a friend, a loved one, or on your own – this is bound to be the way to do it. Throw out the stereotypes of French culture and get a true injection by passing time the way so many in France do. Allez-y!

The Alliance Française French Film Festival will be celebrated as below:

Sydney: March 3 – 22
Melbourne: March 4 – 22
Adelaide: March 5 – 24
Canberra: March 6 – 25
Brisbane: March 13 – April 1
Perth: March 19 – April 7
Byron Bay: April 9 – 14
Hobart: April 16 – 21

For more information and to sign up to the festival mailing list, head over here.

ruth hodge


Words by Ruth Hodge.