French Film Festival Delivers a Bumper Program

For those of you suffering arts-grief with the end of Fringe and Festival, do not despair! One of the highlights of the cinematic calendar, the French Film Festival, is set to open in Adelaide on March 21st.

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For those of you suffering arts-grief with the end of Fringe and Festival, do not despair! One of the highlights of the cinematic calendar, the French Film Festival, is set to open in Adelaide on March 21st.

This is the 30th year of the Festival in Australia, and to celebrate, there are 54 films on offer: the biggest line-up yet!

Opening night at Palace Nova Eastend includes a reception, a screening of the delightful comedy The Trouble With You, and a suitably Gallic after-party.
Other special events include the Brittany by the Sea night on March 26th, with Breton delicacies and cider, plus a screening of Raising Colours.

April 4th sees the gentle comedy Sink or Swim screen, along with a cheese tasting and a glass of wine.

French Canada has not been forgotten either. April 11th is One Night in Quebec, with wine, finger food and the Canadian comedy The Fall of the American Empire.
Closing night on April 18th is Michel Blanc’s social satire, Kiss & Tell, with a pre-screening reception.

Alongside the special events sits a program of incredible breadth and diversity, including: a retrospective screening of the classic Last Year at Marienbad; documentaries about Yves Saint Laurent and Jean Paul Gaultier; the exquisite drama Girl, which had sell-out seasons in the Adelaide Film Festival; animated features Asterix and Dilili in Paris; and a wealth of comedies and dramas starring perennial favourites such as Charlotte Rampling, Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Audrey Tatou.

For teachers, there are also special school screenings, which include teaching kits. Details are available on the festival site.

So no excuses for the post-Festival glums: plunge into the delights of French cinema and culture.
Films screen at Palace Nova Eastend and Prospect.

Check out the full program here.

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