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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | January 28, 2022

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Alliance Française French Film Festival Returning in July

Alliance Française French Film Festival Returning in July
Harry Fritsch

Fans of French cinema can rejoice, as the Alliance Française French Film Festival is making a grand return to Palace Cinemas in Brisbane on Bastille Day, July 14th.

The world renowned festival has acted as a celebration of French film in Australia for the past 31 years. However, the original schedule for the 2020 incarnation had to be postponed back in March due to the lockdown restrictions brought about by COVID-19. Thankfully, Alliance Française have now locked in new dates for their French Film Festival to be shown across seven cities in Australia, from July 14th – August 4th.

Brisbane viewers will have the choice of either Palace Barracks or Palace James Street Cinema to witness this extraordinary cultural event – while still practising safe social distancing and hygienic regulations, of course. Confirmed so far are 28 of the films that were meant for the original line-up, with the time travel romantic-comedy drama La Belle Époque featuring on opening night whilst the whimsical comedy drama The Bare Necessity (Perdrix) will close things out.

The 28 confirmed films are:

A Friendly Tale (Le bonheur des uns) – directed by Daniel Cohen
Alice and the Mayor (Alice et le maire) – directed by Nicolas Pariser
Aznavour by Charles (Le regard de Charles) – directed by Marc di Domenico
The Bare Necessity (Perdrix) – directed by Erwan le Duc
Edmond – directed by Alexis Michalik
The Extraordinary (Hors normes) – directed by Oliver Nackache, Eric Toledano
Farewell to the Night (L’adieu à la nuit) – directed by Andre Techine

alliance fancaise french film festival notre dameHappy Birthday (Fête de famille) – directed by Cedric Kahn
How to be a Good Wife (La bonne épouse) – directed by Martin Provost
In the Name of the Land (Au nom de la terre) – directed by Edouard Bergeon
La Belle Époque – directed by Nicolas Bedos
Les Miserables – directed by Ladj Ly
My Days of Glory (Mes jours de gloire) – directed by Antoine de Bary
The Mystery of Henri Pick (Le mystère Henri Pick) – directed by Rémi Bezançon

alliance francaise french film festival the swallows of kabulNotre Dame – directed by Valérie Donzelli
Of Love and Lies (Fourmi) – directed by Julien Rappeneau
Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, une lumière) – directed by Arnaud Desplechin
Only the Animals (Seules les bêtes) – directed by Dominik Moll
Proxima – directed by Alice Winocour
Room 212 (Chambre 212) – directed by Christophe Honoré
Roxane – directed by Mélanie Auffret

alliance francaise french film festival roxaneSchool Life (La vie scolaire) – directed by Mehdi Idir, Grand Corps Malade
Spread Your Wings (Donne-moi des ailes) – directed by Nicolas Vanier
The Swallows of Kabul (Les hirondelles de Kaboul) – directed by Zabou Breitman, Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec
The Translators (Les traducteurs) – directed by Régis Roinsard
Two of Us (Deux) – directed by Filippo Meneghetti
We’ll End Up Together (Nous finirons ensemble) – directed by Guillaume Canet
Zombie Child – directed by Bertrand Bonello

So, for anyone who is interested in experiencing some of the most intriguing, thought-provoking, and captivating films in recent French cinema, be sure to catch the rescheduled 31st Alliance Française French Film Festivals when it screens in Brisbane this July.

What: Alliance Française French Film Festival
Where: Palace Barracks and Palace James Street Cinemas
When: Tuesday July 14th – Tuesday August 4th
Website: Here

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