It’s this time of the year again…one of my favourite events is about to kick off… C’EST EXTRAORDINAIRE…C’EST FABULEUX… It’s the ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL!
Cinephiles and romantics rejoice! Australia’s most glamorous film event is returning for its 25th season with a tantalising line-up of 46 features and documentaries that make a French ‘affaire’ essential! Presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia, the Alliance Française French Film Festival will screen across seven cities throughout March and April.
A couple of my favourite 2014 festival movies
BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD (Les beaux jours)
Director: Marion Vernoux (Starring Fanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesnais, Jean-François Stévenin)
In this tender romantic comedy, an older, still vibrant woman, embarks upon an affair with a much younger man, which becomes complicated by their age differences, her marriage and his string of other lovers.
Director: Éric Rochant (Starring: Jean Dujardin, Cécile de France, Tim Roth, Émilie Dequenne, Oleksii Gorbunov)
Amidst the backdrop of Monaco, a Russian secret agent sets up a ‘sting’ to entrap a corrupt tycoon but along the way embarks upon a torrid affair with a beautiful financial trader which threatens the success of the operation
Visit the festival’s website to discover the full programme and buy tickets. Feel free to leave a comment or drop me a line on Facebook or Twitter if you’d like assistance to pick a movie, I’ll be delighted to help you chose a movie you’d enjoy!