Alliance Franciase French Film Festival 2017

In splendid form for its 28th season, the Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to Palace Cinemas throughout March with a host of thrilling, contemporary movies and documentaries exemplifying the very best of France’s vibrant film industry with a programme that will celebrate both established and emerging talent. Read on to discover the many events available throughout the festival.

OPENING NIGHT GALA

THE ODYSSEY 

Set sail with us as the Festival opens with this mesmerising tale of innovative discoveries.

The Astor Theatre | Wednesday, 08 March

6.30pm Reception for 7.00pm Screening followed by the Gala

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CLOSING NIGHT

A BUN IN THE OVEN

Sip a glass of French wine and enjoy canapés as we close the Festival with this light-hearted comedy of mid-life surprises.

The Astor Theatre | Thursday, 30 March

6.30pm Reception for 7.00pm Screening

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CANADA 150

A KID

Join us in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Canadian confederation. Enjoy mini-sandwiches with a glass of wine or Canadian beer.

 Presented by the Consulate General of Canada.

Kino Cinemas | Wednesday, 15 March

6.30pm Reception for 7.00pm Screening

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A WOMAN OF TODAY

IN BED WITH VICTORIA

Enjoy a glass of French wine and cheese before this daring comedy.

Palace Brighton Bay | Thursday, 16 March

6.30pm Reception for 7.00pm Screening

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IN MOTION FOR THE PLANET

TOMORROW

Come and discuss the environmental issues of our time with a glass of French wine and crudités.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Amandine Denis, Head of Research at ClimateWorks Australia.

Palace Westgarth | Monday, 20 March

6.30pm Reception for 7.00pm Screening followed by Q&A

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PARIS BELLE EPOQUE

THE DANCER

Wear your best silk scarf for an evening of French sparkling and Cacao chocolates before this inspiring biopic.

Palace Balwyn | Wednesday, 22 March

6:30pm Reception for 7:00pm Screening

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INTRODUCTION AND Q&A SESSIONS

PLANETARIUM

Introduction by Rebecca Zlotowski, director of Planetarium

Palace Cinema Como | Thursday, 09 March

6:30pm Introduction followed by Screening

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THE UNKNOWN GIRL

“The Air We Breathe: The Dardenne Brothers’ Universe of The Unknown Girl

Palace Westgarth | Tuesday, 14 March

6.30pm Screening followed by Q&A with James Hewison (ACMI)

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150 MILLIGRAMS

Introduction by Emmanuelle Bercot, director of 150 Milligrams and Standing Tall

Palace Cinema Como | Thursday 16 March

9:10pm Introduction followed by Screening

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FAREWELL, MY QUEEN

“Versailles: a chronicle of a death foretold”

Palace Cinema Como | Tuesday 21 March

6.45pm Screening followed by Q&A with Prof Véronique Duché

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ELEMENTARY

“French cinema and the classroom: a microcosm of French society”

Kino Cinemas | Thursday 23 March

6.45pm Screening followed by Q&A with Dr Andrew McGregor

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A WOMAN’S LIFE

“Maupassant from text to screen: betrayal or revival?”

Palace Brighton Bay | Tuesday 28 March

6.45pm Screening followed by Q&A with Dr Bertrand Bourgeois

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