Opening Night

The Melbourne Première of:


The 30th Alliance Française French Film Festival in Melbourne will open this year on the 6th of March with a screening of The Trouble With You . There will be an Opening Night Gala at The Astor Theatre, and two Opening Night Receptions at Palace Balwyn and Palace Westgarth.

Opening Night Gala 2019

Enjoy a glass of wine, chocolates and macarons on arrival, followed by the film screening and the Opening Night Gala party including canapés, French wine and cheese

Wednesday 6th March
6:30pm Reception
7:00pm Screening

The Astor Theatre        
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Opening Night Receptions 

Enjoy a glass of wine on arrival followed by the film screening

Wednesday 6th March
7:00pm Screening

Palace Balwyn               Buy Tickets 

Palace Westgarth        
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2018 / Comedy
Running time : 1h47
Director : Pierre Salavadori
Starring :  Adèle Haenel, Pio Marmai, Vincent Elbaz, Damien Bonnard, Audrey Tautou

One of the biggest audience hits of Cannes 2018 (where it premiered as the centerpiece of the Directors’ Fortnight section), this sparkling new screwball comedy from French cinema’s master of the genre Pierre Salvadori (Wild TargetAprès VousPriceless) is an irresistible mix of laughs, action and romance.


Set on the French Riviera, the wonderful Adèle Haenel (The Unknown Girl, BPM) plays detective Yvonne, the principled young widow of the local police chief who was killed in the line of duty. Each night she puts their young son to sleep with tales of his daring and bravery,so naturally Yvonne is horrified to learn that her husband was not the embodiment of virtue as she had been led to believe, but rather that an innocent man, Antoine (Pio Marmaï), has spent eight years falsely imprisoned as a result of his corruption.

Yvonne decides to do everything she can to help return the hapless parolee to his regular life and devoted fiancé (a delightful, scene-stealing Audrey Tautou). Unfortunately, Antoine has trouble adjusting back to society, and soon blows a fuse that leads to an hilarious trail of destruction, where moral, social and romantic obligations are put to the test in a spectacular way.

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