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. On offer will be 49 fantastic features, most of which will be screening for the first time in this territory.
The annual Alliance Française French Film Festival is a collaboration between the Embassy of France in Australia and six Alliances Françaises across Australia. It is not only the biggest film festival in Australia; it is also the biggest festival of French films outside of France.
Each year, it curates a selection of the best contemporary French films, including comedies, dramas, documentaries and much more. Blockbusters and independent films alike screen over six weeks in eight cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Perth and, for the first time this year, Hobart. The Festival also includes glamorous opening nights, Q&As and special events with renowned figures of French cinema.
Our 2015 Patrons, Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, have kindly decided to honour the Festival with their expertise by selecting the following 7 films from the line-up.
3 Hearts by Benoît Jacquot
Far From Men by David Oelhoffen
The Last Hammer Blow by Alix Delaporte
Diplomacy by Volker Schlöndorff
The Blue Room by Mathieu Amalric
Tokyo Fiancée by Stefan Liberski
Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir
The Alliance Française French Film Festival is about more than showcasing the best of contemporary French cinema. It is also about delivering memorable events: on the red carpet, great live entertainment, coupled with French food & wine - you will have plenty of nights to remember!