GIVEAWAY | 2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival

Thanks to The Alliance de Perth we have 2 in-season double passes to the 2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival, up for grabs.

 

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2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival

 

Now in its 28th season, the festival will showcase a host of thrilling, contemporary movies and documentaries exemplifying the very best of France’s vibrant film industry with a programme that will celebrate both established and emerging talent.

 

Proudly presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia, Unifrance Films and the generous patronage of distinguished Principal Sponsor, Renault Australia. This tantalising feast of French cinema, promises to captivate audiences by transporting them to an idyllic sojourn with this evocative and most romantic of cultures.

 

Brimming with highlights, the 2017 festival presents over 40 films, unveiling the artistry of renowned directors ranging from Emmanuelle Bercot, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Nicole Garcia, Benoît Jacquot and Mia Hansen-Løve, to Philippe Lioret, Martin Provost, Jérôme Salle, Bertrand Tavernier and Roschdy Zem.

 

Treats awaiting audiences include It’s Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde), which garnered director Xavier Dolan the Grand Prize of the Jury at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Multi-award winning Things to Come (L’avenir) starring Isabelle Huppert and the deliciously comedic Slack Bay (Ma Loute). 

 

French Film, Planetarium, Natalie Portman & Lily Rose-Depp

 

Planetarium, from writer/director Rebecca Zlotowski in which Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp portray sisters surviving as mediums in 1930s Paris, is on the top of my list. As is The Odyssey (L’Odyssée), starring Lambert Wilson and Audrey Tautou as famed oceanic adventurers Jacques-Yves and Simone Cousteau.

 

Director Anne Fontaine’s haunting 1940s drama The Innocents (Les innocentes) and The Dancer (La Danseuse), the story of Loïe Fuller, the toast of the Folies Bergères and embodiment of the Art Nouveau movement.

 

 

The 2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival comes to Cinema Paradiso, Luna on SX and Windsor Cinema 15 March – 5 April.

 

SYDNEY                7 – 30 March

MELBOURNE      8 – 30 March

CANBERRA          9 March – 4 April

PERTH                   15 March – 5 April

BRISBANE            16 March – 9 April

ADELAIDE            30 March – 23 April

 

 

WIN WIN

 

I was lucky enough to catch a sneak peek on what’s on offer this year, at the media launch recently and I’m having a hard time narrowing down my must see list. If only there was enough time to see them all.

 

To be in the running for 1 of 2 in season double passes to this year’s Alliance Française French Film Festival, head over and case the film line-up {HERE} and let me know, in the comments below, which film you would see if you won and why.

 

Terms:

  • Entries close: 12/03/17 (9pm WST)
  • 2 winners each receive a double pass
  • Australian residents only
  • Game of skill
  • One entry per email address
  • See below for voucher terms
  • Please keep in mind your city’s Festival dates when entering as I will be posting tickets from Perth where even express post is at snail mail pace.

 

 

Valid at any Festival session of your choice at the listed venues {see here}. Valid for one session only (subject to availability) and valid with even “no free ticket” listings. Not valid for opening/closing night, any special events or public holidays. Not transferable or redeemable for cash.

 

** We were gifted tickets for this giveaway**

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  • Jane Baker

    I love Marion Cotillard, so would love to see From the land of the Moon.

    • I should have mentioned that we were treated to that film for the media launch. It’s definitely worth seeing. Such an intriguing film.

  • Katie Seaton

    Planetarium sounds intriguing being set in 1930s Paris.

    • Would love to be transported back to that era. I’m hoping to see that film myself.

  • Sarah

    Farewell My Queen because I wouldn’t mind being part of a French Revolution.

  • Thanks to everyone entering. Due to tightened security, most guest posts and any posts that include links or hashtags will generally need to be approved by a moderator first. Rest assured we have all your entries and will approve them in due course.

  • Lost In Paris sounds brilliant. Paris is a complicated city – certainly not all pretty lights and romance! This film seems to put a different spin on the usual tourist story.

  • Bryan Rigby-Roberts

    ‘A Bag of Marbles’- beautiful and stirring theme aside, stylistically it seems quite similar to one of my favourite films – The Bicycle Thieves. Hopefully seeing this film will drag me back to when I fell in love with that movie.

    • Off to google a bit more on The Bicycle Thieves and re look at A Bag of Marbles. Thanks for entering.

  • Tony Iomazzo

    HEAL THE LIVING

  • Tony Iomazzo

    HEAL THE LIVING… I love that invoke a reality that cuts deep into the visceral depths of humanity…

    • It does look like an intense film. Gosh there really are so many great films this year.

  • Sheridan F

    A haunting drama sounds like my thing. I would see The Innocents if I won.

  • Adeline

    You have so many fab giveaways. Glad I stumbled on your site. Would love to win tickets. Would see Planetarium, as I’m interested to see Natalie Portman in this film.

  • Heather Hopley

    Loving both comedy and travel I’m looking forward to LOST IN PARIS. It sounds like my cup of tea!

    • It’s high on my list. Thanks for entering Heather.

  • Victoria

    The Dancer has me intrigued, as does anything from the Art Nouveau period.

    • So many great films this year. The Dancer is on my list as well. Thanks for entering.

  • Kate Bell

    It’s only the end of the world, due to the touches of black comedy and dysfunction.

    • I’m umming and ahhing about that one. Only for the fact, I have enough dysfunction from my extended family.

  • Chris Anderson

    I’d say bonjour to THINGS TO COME,
    For this francophile this looks like a lot of fun,

    • Chris Anderson

      Plus anything Isabelle Huppert is in is divine,
      Making any film she stars in shine!

      • Things to come does sound like a lot of fun. Thanks for entering Chris.

  • Callum

    DAGUERROTYPE – a psychedelic horror by an acclaimed Japanese director of this genre, doing his first French language film – what an intriguing combination!

    • It certainly does sound like an intriguing combination. Thanks for entering Callum.

  • Sergeja Bosanac

    The Midwife reads and looks wonderful. With two acclaimed French actresses in Catherine Frot and Catherine Deneuve I am sure they will not disappoint. An interesting story and keen to see what happens. I like too that they play strong older women and this is something I can relate to as well.

    • I’ll have to take another look at that one. If only there was time to see all the films this year. Such a wonderful lineup.

  • Suarez Kasela

    I so wanna watch the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival – “It’s Only The End of the World”

    • It’s on the top of my must watch list for this year as well. Thanks for entering.

  • Kevin S

    I love my French comedies so I’ll definitely watch Penny Pincher! for a good laugh.

    • Great choice. Thanks for entering. We are selecting our winners today.

  • David Roberts

    Oh la la

  • Judith

    Slack Bay! Love films with humour!

    • I’m not as good with horror as I use to be but that does look like an interesting film.

  • Kris Sczepaniak

    Grand Jury Prize Winnerl = “It’s Only The End of the World”, would be sweet

  • lindasteabben

    Slack Bay (Ma Loute). I could do with an oohh la la laugh!

    • Thanks for entering. We are selecting our two winners today.

  • Emmi Collins

    “It’s Only The End of the World” looks awesome. I love black comedies!

  • Vera

    I love a good laugh and in these increasingly hard economic times I’d love to take my husband to see Penny Pincher, and dinner after! Maybe.

    • Thanks for entering Vera. Good luck. Winners selected today.

  • Julie Ford

    Its only the end of the world – look brillant and I love to laugh so much you almost pee yourself

  • Nassep

    a women’s life seems so sad, the french do romantic sad really well

  • Charlotte

    I would love to see ‘The Dancer’ – it looks like a visually stunning and emotionally arresting film, and I just love sumptuous costumes!

    • It does look like a visually stunning film. Thanks for entering. We are selecting winners today.

  • Edelyn Tjah

    Adama, so I can take the little one 🙂

    • Isn’t it great there is something for all ages at the Festival. Thanks for entering.

  • Chris Foster

    Xavier Dolan’s latest – It’s Only The End Of The World, I’ve enjoyed every one of his films since How I Killed My Mother and with a huge cast of France’s top acting talent, I’m dying to see this.

    • It’s definitely one of my must see films for this year’s festival. Thanks for entering.

  • Riley Walker

    I’m looking forward to Slack Bay, I’m a big fan of director Bruno Dumont and I’m fascinated by how someone who usually makes ultra dark gritty arthouse movies is going to fare with a comedic french farce.

    • It should be an interesting film. I’ve added that one to my list for much the same reasons. Thanks for entering.

  • Alex Lim

    Things To Come, director Mia Hansen Love has made a string of inspirational feminist movies and her partnership with Isabelle Huppert must make for French movie magic

    • Great choice Alex. Thanks for entering. We will be selecting our winners today.