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Just Announced: Alliance Française French Film Festival 2016


Following the overwhelming success of its 2015 season, the Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to Riverside with six fabulous French films over one weekend – cèst bon!

Sit back, relax and prepare to immerse yourself in an intoxicating celebration of what French cinema has best to offer. Check out the program, below:

rosalie blum

Opening Night: Rosalie Blum
7 April – Pre-screening drink served from 7pm, Screening at 7:30pm
Julien Rappeneau’s enchanting directorial debut Rosalie Blum is a warm, witty and impeccably performed comedy about a random encounter that has unexpected and far-reaching consequences. With a stellar cast audiences will have a blast watching this fabulous film.

un plus une

Un Plus Une
8 April at 7pm
A cynical film composer Antoine, played by Jean Dujardin (The Artist) has been sent to Mumbai to score a high-profile Bollywood project. When he meets the Ambassador’s wife, Anna (Elsa Zylberstein), he is drawn into a new world of spirituality and living for the moment.

belle

Belle and Sebastian – The Adventure Continues
9 April at 2pm
Good news for all those who fell in love with the story of a young boy and his big shaggy white dog in 2014’s Belle and Sebastian – they’re back in a brand new tale of mountain adventure for the whole family. A hit in France – this is sure to win Aussie hearts!

blind date

Blind Date
9 April at 7pm
Prepare yourself for the unlikeliest of rom-com scenarios, in which the two would-be lovers not only don’t meet or see each other, but agree to not even know each other’s names! This sheer delight of a film boasts charming performances from the two leads and beautifully contrived design that makes the most of the small-scale setting.

first growth

First Growth
10 April at 2pm
Bursting with sumptuous cinematography of the vineyards of Burgundy, an outstanding cast and a feel-good script, First Growth is a vintage French film about the art of making wine. When Charlie returns to help his family’s failing enterprise he struggles with temperamental weather, a delicate grape and the doubts of his father (Gérard Lanvin, Get Well Soon – 2015 Festival). Can the wine critic become a wine producer?

mon roi

Mon Roi
10 April at 7pm
A woman is admitted to a rehabilitation centre after a skiing accident, and in the haze of questions and painkillers, she remembers a tumultuous love story. Starring Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Partisan) and Emmanuelle Bercot in her Cannes Film Festival Best Actress award-winning performance.

Tickets for the Alliance Française French Film Festival are on sale now. Amusez-vous au cinéma!


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