In keeping with its reputation for showcasing the very best of French cinema, the 2015 Alliance Française French Film Festival is set to captivate Australian audiences with arguably the most intoxicating selection of films in its proud, 26-year history. 49 fantastic features are on offer, most of which will be screening for the first time in Australia.
Presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia,, the Festival’s 26thth season will take place across 8 cities at a host of Palace Cinema venues from early March until mid-April.
Launching the Festival at spectacular Gala Opening Nights around the country is Gemma Bovery, a beguiling romantic comedy-drama from renowned director Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel), which had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
For the Closing Night celebrations, the festival revisits a modern French classic, Paris, Je T’aime that takes audiences through the arrondissements of Paris, with 20 superb short films inspired by the subject of love, from acclaimed directors such as Olivier Assayas, Bruno Podalydès, Gus Van Sant and Ethan and Joel Cohen.
In between, the festival features films starring Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Karin Viard, Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Omar Sy, Tahar Rahim, Jean Dujardin,Romain Duris, Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel, and Léa Seydoux, and directed by Mélanie Laurent, Céline Sciamma, François Ozon, and Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.
The 2015 Alliance Française French Film Festival tours Australia from March 3rd to April 21st, and thanks to the festival we have 10 double in-season passes to give away to readers in Australia. To go into the draw for this giveaway, email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 10th. Please remember to put ‘2015 Alliance Française French Film Festival’ in the subject line of the email. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Winners will be notified by mail.
Sydney: 3 – 22 March
Melbourne: 4 – 22 March
Adelaide: 5 – 24 March
Canberra: 6 – 25 March
Brisbane: 13 March – 1 April
Perth: 19 March – 7 April
Byron Bay: 9 – 14 April
Hobart: 16 – 21 April