Now in its 28th year, the AF (Alliance Française) French Film Festival is the biggest film festival in Australia but also the biggest festival of French films outside of France.
Last year, the AF offered 2,450 sessions nation-wide with a programme comprising 48 movies!
This festival is an opportunity to see the best of contemporary French cinema.
This year, it will be screening from the 7th to the 30th of March, opening with “The Odyssey” (Directed by Jérôme Salle / Starring Lambert Wilson, Audrey Tautou & Pierre Niney) and closing with the movie “A bun in the oven” (Directed by Nadège Loiseau / Starring Karin Viard, Philippe Rebbot & Hélène Vincent).
The festival will be presenting no less than 45 different movies in total from directors such as Emmanuelle Bercot, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Nicole Garcia, Benoît Jacquot and Mia Hansen-Løve, Philippe Lioret, Martin Provost, Jérôme Salle, Bertrand Tavernier and Roschdy Zem.
The programme will include “It’s Only the End of the World” (Juste la fin du monde), Grand Prize of the Jury at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival; the multi-award winning “Things to Come” (L’avenir), starring Isabelle Huppert; “Slack Bay”(Ma Loute); “Planetarium”, in which Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp portray sisters surviving as mediums in 1930s Paris; “The Odyssey” (L’Odyssée), starring Lambert Wilson and Audrey Tautou as famed oceanic adventurers Jacques-Yves and Simone Cousteau; the haunting 1940s drama “The Innocents” (Les innocentes) and “The Dancer” (La Danseuse), the story of Loïe Fuller, the toast of the Folies Bergères and embodiment of the Art Nouveau movement.
The movies will be shown in the following AF: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide as well as Byron Bay.
For the full line-up, click here.
You can sign up to the AF’s newsletter to stay up-to-date: here.
The Alliance is also looking for volunteers to help with the festival by greeting audience members, assisting with Q&A events, and many other opportunities.
If you are interested, you must send your CV and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 6th of February.
Sources: Filmink, Alliance Française