The countdown is on until one of my favourite film festivals - the AllianceFrançaise French Film Festival!
Running across 7 cities and 2 satellite locations from late February to early April 2018, the Festival, which screens at Palace Cinemas throughout Australia, is proudly presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia, Unifrance Films and the gracious support of esteemed Presenting Sponsor, Renault Australia.
Once again, this beloved, yet very avant-garde ‘grande dame’ will delight with a superb line-up of contemporary French cinema. For his second year at the helm, Artistic Director, Philippe Platel, has selected over 50 features and documentaries – many of which will be Australian premières. The 2018 programme reflects the overall sense of positivity infusing many recent French titles, incorporating messages of courage, generosity, camaraderie and equality.
I had the pleasure of seeing See You Up There, it captured everything that I love about french cinema, the story, the detail, the depth and the dark sense of humor. The film is a story of two friends who meet during their time at war and take on a journey where they both support and help each other grow in a most poetic way.
National dates and venues for the 2018 Alliance Française French Film Festival are: