ACMI is Australia’s national museum of film, TV, video games, digital culture and art – at the heart of Melbourne in Fed Square. All year round ACMI screens quality contemporary and classic films in their state-of-the-art cinemas including a wide range of French films for adults and families.
ACMI offers Alliance Française students and members discount tickets ($12) to all ACMI-programmed French films. To access the discount simply use the promo-code: AFRANCAISE when purchasing tickets online, or present your AFM membership or student card when purchasing tickets at the door.
Please note for all online bookings: AF student and membership cards will be checked upon entry.
COMING UP AT ACMI:
Juliette Binoche Forever
24 Jan - 12 Feb 2019
In honour of her newest feature, Claire Denis' Let The Sunshine In, ACMI are taking a look back at this illustrious actor's career highlights...
Let The Sunshine In
Un beau soleil intérieur
Screens 24 Jan – 12 Feb 2019
Juliette Binoche is Isabelle, a Parisian artist and divorcée moving from relationship to relationship, from her ex-husband for whom she
still has affection, to the banker who bosses her around and the handsome actor who has an inability to make a decision. Hungry for
love but afraid of never having a meaningful relationship with a man again, Isabelle grapples with the keys to fulfillment. Joined by an
illustrious cast, including Josiane Balasko, Gerard Depardieu, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Nicolas Duvauchelle, Binoche is radiant as a
woman yearning to find happiness at a time when it feels like a rare commodity.
Another Woman’s Life
La Vie d’une autre
Screens 26 Jan & 3 Feb 2019
On the night of her birthday, Marie (Juliette Binoche) meets the man of her dreams, Paul (Matthieu Kassovitz), and after a night of
drinking and dancing, she and Paul go home together. When Marie wakes up the next morning, it is 12 years later. She is married to Paul, is
the CEO of his families' large multinational company and has a young son, but she has no memory of the last 12 years. To make matters
worse, her marriage is on the rocks, and Marie must now do everything she can to win back the man of her dreams.
Screens 27 Jan & 2 Feb
In the rooms of a beautiful Sicilian villa, Anna (Juliette Binoche) receives an unexpected guest. Twenty-something Jeanne (Lou de Laâge) has arrived from France, declaring herself to be the girlfriend of Anna's son, Giuseppe, who has invited her to spend the Easter together. But this is news to Anna, and Giuseppe is not yet there. Anna invites the young guest to stay and the two women slowly begin to form a connection. Jeanne, dislocated and a little mystified at first, gradually gives in to the charms of the volcanic island. She makes new friends, while Anna comes out of her shell. Yet still, her son's absence remains a mystery.
Clouds of Sils Maria
Screens 27 Jan & 10 Feb
At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.
Featuring a career-defining performance by Juliette Binoche and an award-winning star turn from Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria is a gripping psychological drama and an astute exploration of the acting profession.
Screens 28 Jan & 9 Feb
Elle (Juliette Binoche) is a French antiques dealer, living in the Tuscan countryside. One day she sits in on a talk by visiting English cultural commentator (opera baritone William Shimell) on the value of copies in art. Over the course of an afternoon, they drive into the sun-dappled countryside, discussing the nature of love, art and life. But what really is the nature of their relationship? Have they met before? Are they a couple, or in fact perfect strangers?
A sensation at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival where Juliette Binoche won Best Actress, Certified Copy is one of the last great masterpieces from acclaimed filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.
Three Colours: Blue
Trois couleurs: Bleu
Screens 30 Jan & 2 Feb
Julie (Juliette Binoche) is stripped of her emotional support when her internationally renowned composer husband, Patrice, and her daughter, are killed in a car crash. Patrice's work-in-progress, a concerto to celebrate Europe's impending unification remains unfinished. To deal with the trauma of their deaths, Julie retreats into anonymity. Inexorably and inevitably, she begins to reawaken to life's possibilities.
The first instalment in Krzysztof Kieslowski's trilogy based on the three ideals of the French revolution, Blue addresses Liberté in an intimate manner. Pulsating with deep emotional power, Three Colours: Blue confirmed Juliette Binoche as an acting powerhouse, taking home the top prize at the 1993 Venice Film Festival.
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