32nd Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Australia
The 32nd Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021 has a thrilling cinematic line-up that will immerse you in the thorough passionate storytelling, sophisticated humour, taut thrillers and films that highlight the rich cultural diversity of the French-speaking world.
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Presented by the Alliance Francaise in association with the Embassy of France in Australia, this joyous and evocative celebration of French culture will screen in splendour at Palace Cinemas across seven cities (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide) and two satellite locations (Byron Bay and Parramatta).
Peugeot Australia have the honour as the presenting sponsors at one of the most sought after cultural film festivals in Australia. Peugeot has a history of over 210 years and delivers award winning excellence in its mobility solutions for the modern motorist.
Karine Mauris is the artistic Director of the Festival and has assembled 37 incredible features from established filmmakers including Ruben Alves, Eric Barbier, Eric Besnard, Quentin Dupiex, Marc Fitoussi, Anne Fontaine, Yann Gozlan, aEric Lartigau, Gabriel Le Bomin, Emmanuel Mouret, Francois Ozon and Nicolas Vanier, alongside emerging talents such as Kaoutther Ben Hania (The Man Who Sold His Skin), Manele Labidi (Arab Blues) and Chloe Mazlo (Skies of Lebanon).
Adding further spice to the mix will be movies from multi-talented acor/directors including Valerie lemercier, Albert Dupontel, Geraldine Nakache and Samir Guesmi.
Every film is guaranteed to transport and delight the audience and the festival has taken much pride in ensuring strict COVID-19 protocols are adhered to in each state to ensure a safer cinema experience.
The Brisbane arm of the festival will launch on Wednesday March 17 with a screening of Eiffel, an utterly enchanting tale about one of France’s most iconic structures, kick-starting a memorable voyage into the broad spectrum of French cinema.
From March 17 to April 13 2021, the Alliance Française French Film Festival at Palace Barracks and Palace James Street cinemas, continuing Brisbane’s celluloid love affair with all things French for the 32nd year.
Another highlight of the festival is the mouth-watering new film from director extraordinaire Éric Besnard, Delicious, which depicts France’s enduring love affair with gastronomy. Closing out the festival will be #IAmHere, an endearing culture-clash comedy about a French chef seeking love and inspiration on the other side of the world.
The festival will be celebrating Europe’s finest actors, directors and screenwriters taking audiences on a thrilling journey with a spectacular selection of contemporary and classic French films, many enjoying their Australian premiere.