Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Alliance Française French Film Festival
Australia’s most glamorous film event is returning to Palace Cinemas for its 25th season with a magnificent line-up of 46 features and documentaries that make a French ‘affaire’ essential! This is one of the handful of film festivals I get excited about each and every year.

Presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia and the generous support of Gold Sponsor Citroën, the Alliance Française French Film Festival will screen across seven cities around Australia throughout March and April, launching in Sydney on 4 April.

To mark their ‘silver’ anniversary they are thrilled that celebrated French/Australian entertainer, Julia Zemiro will be joining in on the fun as the Festival’s inaugural Patron.

A bevy of French-themed special events, international guests and Première screenings will dominate Palace Cinemas for the two-month period and will include a tribute to François Truffaut, the master of French New Wave Cinema and a Closing Night that will honour the comic genius of Jacques Tati.

Taking center stage on opening night in each city is The Finishers, a poignant drama with characters inspired by a true story. Screening courtesy of Madman Entertainment, directed by Nils Tavernier and starring Jacques Gamblin and Alexandra Lamy, The Finishers follows the journey of an embittered, former Ironman champion, and his disabled son who join forces to compete in a triathlon. The films to follow will feature the bewitching talents of a ‘who’s who’ of French and European silver-screen luminaries.

A very happy 25th Anniversary to the Alliance Française French Film Festival and I can't wait to see the fine films in this years program.

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