The nation’s most captivating film event, the Alliance Française French Film Festival, is returning for its 27th annual season in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart and Adelaide. It is not only the biggest film festival in Australia; it is also the biggest festival of French films outside of France.
In Sydney from the 1rst to the 24th of March, the Festival will present you with the best in contemporary French Cinema which has never been more popular in Australia than it is right now. The Alliance Française French Film Festival audience includes Australians, French, Francophiles and movie buffs – all keen to experience the latest sophisticated, vibrant and daring films from France.
Proudly presented by the six main Alliances Françaises and in association with the Embassy of France in Australia and the generous support of Principal Sponsor Peugeot, the Festival will be hosted by its long-term exhibition partner, Palace Cinemas.
This year, The Festival is delighted to have Academy Award® winning filmmaker George Miller, and revered movie critic, David Stratton, as Patrons for 2016. In addition to the participation of these two distinguished gentlemen, the Festival will also be graced by the involvement of husband and wife acting dynamos, Marta Dusseldorp and Benjamin Winspear.
For its 27th season, the Artistic Director has selected a tantalising line-up of 48 films from which to choose. Featuring the acting talents of Fanny Ardant, Louise Bourgoin, Patrick Bruel, Isabelle Carré, Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Julie Delpy, Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Dujardin, Catherine Frot, Isabelle Huppert, Mélanie Laurent, Vincent Lindon, Fabrice Luchini, Benoît Poelvoorde, Denis Podalydès, Audrey Tautou and many more ‘artistes’ from a film industry acknowledged as one of Europe’s most prolific and successful.
In addition to the fabulous contemporary films to be unveiled, the 27th Festival will also present five of France’s most popular television shows, screening the first two episodes of each as one session per title.
For more information and bookings, please check the Alliance Française French Film Festival website: affrenchfilmfestival.com.au
Dates and venues for the 2016 Alliance Française French Film Festival in Sydney are:
1 – 24 March:
Palace Norton Street
Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace