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Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017


Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 06 April 2017
Category Cinema Screening

Opening Night Film

Come and join the glamour of Opening Night!. Your ticket includes a complimentary Champagne from the bar (or standard beer, wine or soft drink if you prefer).

Natalie Portman  and Lily-Rose  Depp  star as two  American  sisters  with  mystical  abilities travelling  Europe  in  this  gorgeously  luscious  pre-war  drama  directed  by critics’ darling Rebecca Zlotowski (Grand Central, 2010).

Gifted with the power to connect with the spiritual world, the quiet  and ethereal  teenager Kate (Depp) performs a clairvoyant act onstage to bewildered audiences while  her elder sister Laura (played by the radiant and majestic Portman) negotiates her bookings and fees behind the scenes. Broke and searching for their big break, the girls arrive in a dazzling, champagne-soaked Paris, where they meet the movie-producer André Korben (Emmanuel Salinger) who is enchanted by their spiritualism and decides he wants to shoot the sisters seances  as  part  of  an  ambitious  new  film.  However,  the  uncertainty  of the sister’s relationship with each other and with Anton form a toxic combination.

Visually arresting in every sense, the cosmic lucidity and old-world glamour of the time is richly conveyed by cinematographer Georges Lechaptois, while the intense, terrifying and provocative performances of both girls will cast an unwitting audience ever deeper under.

Dates & Times: Thursday 6 April 7.30pm

Classification –

Directed by: Rebecca Zlotowski

With: Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger, Amira Casar, Louis Garrel

Production language : French, English

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Ticket Prices

Adult $25.50
Riverside Members $21.50
Alliance Members $21.50

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00