2019 Alliance Française French Film Festival 

6 March - 10 April

The Alliance Française French Film Festival returns for 2019!

This year marks the momentous 30 year anniversary of one of Melbourne's most loved festivals that has been bringing the best of contemporary French cinema to Australia since 1989.

Screening across Palace Cinemas in Melbourne from the 6th of March to the 10th of April, the Festival boasts a superlative line-up of 54 features and documentaries – the biggest in its proud history. The festival will show case the latest releases to come out of France, highlighting the talent and uniqueness of cinéma français. Featuring the likes of Yann Gonzalez, Mikhaël Hers, Coralie Fargeat, Jeanne Herry... alongside those who inspired them, Claire Denis, Jean-Luc Godard, Olivier Assayas, Jacques Audiard and more. This year’s dynamic selection also delivers a broad and diverse vision of contemporary issues, such as social justice, gender equality or ecology...

The internationally renowned event – acknowledged as the largest festival of French cinema outside of France, will also present a selection of outstanding movies from Belgium, Canada and Switzerland.

Among the innumerable delights you will find a variety of special events: enjoy your film with a side of something French to eat and drink before the screening, or with a fascinating discussion at one of our Q&A sessions.

Visit the official website here

Special Events 

Opening Night:
The Trouble With You
Wed 6 March

Q&A with Gilles Lellouche :
Sink or Swim
Thu 7 March

Special Event: Int'l Women's Day 
Girls of the Sun
Fri 8 March

Special Event: 
The Sisters Brothers
Tue 12 March

Special Event: Girls Night Out
Tue 12 March

Special Event: French Revolution
One Nation, One King
Thu 14 March

Special Event: Launch of 'Le Ciné Club'
Last year at Marienbad
Sun 17 March

Promise at Dawn
Mon 18 March

Special Event: Canada
The Fall of the American Empire
Tue 19 March

Special Event: From Brittany With Love
Sorry Angel
Thu 21 March

Double Bill 'Genre Film'
The Night Eats the World & Revenge
Sat 23 March 

Memoir of War
Tue 26 March

The Image Book
Thu 28 March

Special Event: In Vino Veritas
Wine Calling
Tue 2 April

Closing Night: 
Kiss and Tell
Wed 10 April

Special Event: 
Tue 16 April

School Screenings

Three films have been selected as special school screenings:

Dilili in Paris

Asterix: the secret of the magic potion

In your Hands

Remi, Nobody's Boy

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St Kilda branch:
51 Grey Street, ST KILDA
Tel : 03 9525 3463
E-mail: info@afmelbourne.com.au

Monday - Friday: 9.00am to 7.00pm /☎ from 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 6.00pm/☎ from 10am to 5pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: CLOSED .

City branch:
Level 13, 55 Swanston St, Melbourne
VIC, Australia, 3000
Tel : 03 9525 3463
E-mail: info@afmelbourne.com.au

Monday-Thursday: 9.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-6.30pm
Friday: 9.00am-1.00pm & 2pm-6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-6.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: CLOSED