The full programme for the 25th Alliance Française French Film Festival has been announced, with tickets going on sale from 31st January.
The 2014 Alliance Française French Film Festival will screen across seven cities throughout March and April, launching in Sydney on 4 April. The festival will this year feature an exciting, adventurous and romantic line-up of 46 feature films and documentaries. To mark the ‘silver’ anniversary of the festival, Australian entertainer, Julia Zemiro will be coming onboard as the Festival’s inaugural Patron.
A slate of French-themed special events, international guests and Première screenings will dominate Palace Cinemas for a glorious 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. The Finishers, a poignant drama with characters inspired by a true story, will take centre stage on Opening Night in each city. 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. Other highlights of the 2014 festival include: Michael Kohlhaas, Möbius, Camille Claudel 1915, Folies Bergère and Mademoiselle C.
Festival Dates & Locations
SYDNEY: 4 – 23 March Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona, Chauvel Cinema & Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace
MELBOURNE: 5 – 23 March Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema, Como, Palace Westgarth & Kino Cinemas
CANBERRA: 6 – 25 March Palace Electric Cinema
BRISBANE: 6 – 25 March Palace Barracks & Palace Centro
PERTH: 18 March – 6 April Cinema Paradiso, Luna on SX & Windsor Cinema
ADELAIDE: 20 March – 8 April Palace Nova Eastend
BYRON BAY: 24 – 28 April Palace Byron Bay
For more information about the festival & tickets, please visit the official website at: