Alliance Française is making its way back to Brisbane with its newest French Film Festival season. The festival will be showcasing the best entertainment French cinema produced during 2016 back for the 28th time to delight Brisbane film-lovers this March and April.
Thanks to the amazing success of the 2016 festival, the French Film Festival is now recognized as the single largest film festival in the country and the leading French film festival outside of France.
Like last year, the French Film Festival is taking over Brisbane’s two premier cinemas, the Palace Centro, 39 James St, Fortitude Valley and the Palace Barracks, 5-61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City from Thursday 16th March to Sunday 9th April 2017. The Alliance Française French Film Festival will show 45 different films in a total of 339 screenings of the best in French cinema over three weeks.
General admission ticket prices for each screening range from:
- $20 for adults;
- $17 concession;
- 50 under 25s; or
- 50 children.
The festival celebrates French Cinema through a combination of exclusive screenings, special events and amazing films from some of France’s most talented and celebrated directors and actors. Four astounding special events have been organized to be held during the festival.
These Special Events are:
- The Opening Night Gala Event;
- Ladies’ Night;
- A Taste of France; and
- Closing Night.
The Odyssey will be the feature film for the 2017 Opening Night Gala Event on Thursday 16th March held at the Palace Barracks, starting with drinks on arrival at 6.00pm and the film screening at 6.30pm.
Directed by Jerome Salle, The Odyssey is a breath-taking biopic centered on the life of celebrity oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau. Starring Lambert Wilson and Audrey Tautou in the leading roles.
A special event for this year’s French Film Festival will be a Ladies Night. Included in this event is the pre-screening party commencing at 6.15pm on Friday 24th March at the Palace Centro, this will then be followed by the screening of The Dancer, directed by Stéphanie Di Giusto. The Dancer is a film inspired by the true story of two rival pioneers of modern dance and theatrical performance in late 19th-century Paris and starring, Soko, Lily-Rose Depp, Mélanie Thierry and Gaspard Ulliel.
The 45 films on show will be screened at the two cinemas at differing times to suit everybody. You can read about the entire Brisbane program here and For a quick scan of nightly attractions click here and look up the films you want to see and the dates you want to go, make sure you click on the Brisbane link to find the correct times.