The Melbourne Première of C'est la vie!

The 29th Alliance Française French Film Festival in Melbourne will return with an exceptional array of contemporary French cinema guaranteed to stimulate and indulge! 

This year, the festival will kick off on February 28th at 6.30pm with three Opening Night events!

Each screening will be the Melbourne Première of:


Opening Night Gala 2018

on February 28th at 6.30pm at The Astor Theatre (*)

Enjoy a glass of French sparkling with Cacao chocolates and macarons on arrival,
followed by film screening and Opening Night Gala party including canapés, wine, and DJ.

Buy your tickets here!

Opening Night Receptions 2018

on February 28th at 6.30pm at Palace Balwyn and Palace Westgarth,

Enjoy a glass of wine on arrival, followed by film screening.

Buy your tickets here!


2017 / Comedy
Running time : 1h57
Directors : Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Starring : Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Macaigne, Hélène Vincent

The dynamic directorial duo behind the 2011 smash The Intouchables – Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache – reunite for the Opening Night film C’est la vie!, in which a wedding threatens to erupt into an utter nightmare for the party’s cantankerous planner, Max.


Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Max Angély (Jean-Pierre Bacri, for whom the role was penned) has enjoyed a celebrated career as a caterer and event organiser. Today, it’s all hands on deck for Pierre and Héléna’s nuptials in a breathtaking 17th century French chateau.

As per usual, Max has everything precisely organised but, as the celebrations get underway, Murphy’s Law takes over, and his perfectly planned occasion risks disintegrating into a chaotic farce. Can Max and his team pull together to make Pierre and Héléna’s special day memorable for all the right reasons?


(*) The Astor Theatre,
Cnr of Dandenong Road & Chapel St
See parking information.

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