2018 Alliance Française
French Film Festival


28 February to 27 March 2018

Australia’s most evocative cultural event returns, this year celebrating its 29th season.

Once again, this beloved, yet very avant-garde ‘grande dame’ will delight with a superb line-up of contemporary French cinema including, for the first time, a LGBT strand spread across categories such as “We are Family” and “Crazy in Love,” in celebration of the 40th Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and Australia’s recent ‘Yes’ vote for same-sex marriage.

Artistic Director, Philippe Platel, has selected over 50 features and documentaries – many of which will be Australian premières. Perhaps as a counterpoint to the increasing challenges faced by modern society, the 2018 programme also reflects the overall sense of positivity infusing many recent French titles, incorporating messages of courage, generosity, camaraderie and equality.

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Special events and Q&A

Opening Night 2018

Opening Night 2018

Melbourne Première of   C'EST LA VIE!
Wed 28 Feb, 6:30pm
Gala & Receptions
At The Astor Theatre, St Kilda
At Palace Balwyn & Palace Westgarth

ACMI PRESENTS: BPM IN CONVERSATION

ACMI PRESENTS: BPM IN CONVERSATION

Conversation about  BPM
Fri 2 March, 6:30pm (75 minutes)
ACMI

Special Event: Au Naturel in Normandy

Special Event: Au Naturel in Normandy

Special screening of NORMANDY NUDE
Tue 6 Mar, 6:15pm
Palace Brighton Bay
with French wine and cheese

Q&A: Redoubtable

Q&A: Redoubtable

Special screening of  Redoubtable followed by a Q&A session
Wed 7 March, 6:30pm
Kino Cinemas

Special Event: Vive la vie at 50!

Special Event: Vive la vie at 50!

Special screening of AURORE
Thu 8 Mar, 6:15pm
Palace Como
with French wine & canapés

Q&A with French actor: Laurent Lafitte

Q&A with French actor: Laurent Lafitte

Special screening of See You Up There
followed by a Q&A session with French actor
Laurent Lafitte
Sun 11 March, 4:00pm
Como Cinema

Special Event: Love is like wine...

Special Event: Love is like wine...

Special screening of BACK TO BURGUNDY
Tue 13 Mar, 6:15pm
Palace Westgarth
with Kir & bites from Burgundy

Q&A: See You Up There

Q&A: See You Up There

Special screening of  See You Up There followed by a Q&A session
Wed 14 March, 7:00pm
Palace Como

Special Event: Women in high places

Special Event: Women in high places

Special screening of NUMBER ONE followed by a Q&A session
Thu 15 Mar, 6:15pm
Kino Cinemas
with French sparkling wine & canapés

Q&A: Gauguin

Q&A: Gauguin

Special screening of  Gauguin followed by a Q&A session
Tue 20 March, 6:45pm
Brighton Bay Cinema

Q&A: The Workshop

Q&A: The Workshop

Special screening of  The Workshop followed by a Q&A session
Wed 21 March, 6:45pm
Westgarth Cinema

Closing Night 2018

Closing Night 2018

Special screening of 50 IS THE NEW 30
Tue 27 Mar, 6:30pm
at The Astor Theatre, St Kilda
with French wine, cheese & charcuterie

Encore Screenings!

Encore Screenings!

Extra film sessions added!
From Fri 22 Mar to Tue 27 Mar,
at Palace Cinemas


School screenings

The Alliance Française de Melbourne and Palace Cinemas are pleased to announce four films to be presented as special school screenings during the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017:

General information
General information
Big Bad Fox
Big Bad Fox
School of life
School of life
Belle et Sébastien 3
Belle et Sébastien 3
Orchestra class
Orchestra class

Sponsors

metro
cacao
Sofitel
VICTORIAN OPERA
MADIBA PRODUCTIONS
Frenchies Logistics
THE FRENCH BRASSERIE
SIMON JOHNSON
acmi
WOODFROG BAKERY
MQF
Bonne Maman
creative costumes

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18 July to 15 August 2018
An exhibition by Guillaume Tcherquez
Eildon Gallery, Alliance Française de Melbourne

The Melbourne Salon

The Melbourne Salon

Thu 2 August
A discussion with Dr Alexis Bergantz about French convicts and the case for freedom in Australia.

Jazzy Jeudi - La Nuit Blanche

Jazzy Jeudi - La Nuit Blanche

Thu 13 September
Following on from their success playing at this year’s Fête de la Musique, La Nuit Blanche return to the Alliance Française for a night of chanson française.

Vin & Fromage

Vin & Fromage

Each term on Tuesday, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
(except School & Public Holidays)


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