Fixed On French Cinema?

The world’s largest showcase of French cinema outside of France returns this year for its 34th Edition! The Alliance Française French Film Festival will run from the 7th of March to the 5th of April with a lineup of ‘enchanting cinematic escapes’ made-up of the best of contemporary French cinema! With a magnifique programme of Award Winners, crowd-pleasing comedies, intoxicating romances, and wholly unsettling thrillers, the 2023 Alliance Française French Film Festival is set to ‘delight cinephiles and Francophiles alike.’ So, visit your local cinema, close your eyes, and board the next session to France. This is a trip you won’t want to miss!

Join Felix Shannon of Tuesday Drive as he speaks to the festival’s Artistic Director, Karine Mauris, about program highlights, emerging French talent, Academy Award Nominees and the strong female voice in contemporary French cinema.

‘The l’Alliance Française Film Festival is an annual French Film Festival in Australia organised by Alliance Française. [Its intention is to highlight] the richness and diversity of French cinema, the festival supports a selection of 35+ new, French films every year […] [It is] one of the main French cultural events and one of the largest film festivals in Australia […] Films are shown at a number of cinemas across the country including: Palace Cinemas, Hayden Orpheum, [Event Cinemas], NFSA, Centro, Cinema Paradiso, Luna on Essex, and Windsor Cinema ’ – Alliance Française Film Festival

This year’s program includes French box office hits November and The Innocent; emerging French talent, with ‘newcomer Paul Kircher’ delivering a wonderful performance in Winter Boy and an impressive directorial debut from Céline Devaux with her ‘wickedly funny’ Everybody Loves Jeanne; and the ‘2023 Academy Awards contender for Best International Feature’ Saint Omer ‘from Alice Diop featuring rising star Kayije Kagame.’ The programme also includes several films that screened at Cannes in 2022, including the French dramedy Masquerade, and Final Cut, a reimagining of the Japanese zombie comedy classic One Cut of the Dead. See the full program here and buy your tickets before it’s too late!

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Red Carpet Sponsors: Peugeot, TV5Monde, Blue Illusion, L’OR Espresso, New Caledonia – Pacific Heart,Miraval, Maison de La Villette Vin de France

Front Row: BNP Paribas

Organised by: Alliance Française Australie, Ambassade de France en Australie

Exhibition Partner: Palace Cinemas

Festival Partner: Unifrance

Media Partners: The Monthly The Saturday Paper 7am, SBS World Movies, JCDecaux

Sydney Sponsors: Lycée Condorcet the International French School of Sydney, Four Frogs Creperie, L’Occitane en Provence, Perrier, Sydney City of Film, City of Sydney, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

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