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!
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
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 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!
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.
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?
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.