samedi 21 janvier 2012

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2012

The line up of 45 films for the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2012 has been announced. The Festival will run from 6 March to 9 April in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth.

From Wednesday 1 February 2012 you will be able to advance purchase tickets and find out details of the full programme, screening schedule and special events. I strongly recommend you advance purchase your tickets if you want to be sure of getting to see a particular film or if you don't want to end up sitting in the front row staring up at the screen. I know from experience that many of the sessions in Adelaide sell out.  

Check out the official website,, for more information and to register and receive updates on the festival as well as a chance to win prizes. You can also follow the Festival on their Facebook and Twitter page to get the latest updates.

The opening film is 'Declaration of War - La guerre est déclarée'.  
It is based on real-life events experienced by filmmaker Valérie Donzelli and co-star/writer Jérémie Elkaïm.  It tells the powerful story of a young Parisian couple suddenly dragged from their carefree existence by an unexpected twist of fate. watch trailer here

The closing film is the François Truffaut's classic 'The Last Metro - Le dernier métro'.
Paris, 1942. Paris is under Nazi occupation. Catherine Deneuve plays Marion Steiner, who is left to manage a small theatre company, the Montmartre, when her Jewish husband Lucas is forced into exile under the German occupation of Paris. Marion stars in the company's new play, The Disappearance, alongside Bernard Granger (Gérard Depardieu), a womanising but talented actor who is also a member of the Resistance. As Bernard's passion for Marion grows, emotional complications arise between the two and loyalties are compromised due to their respective connections. watch trailer here

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