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





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.



  • 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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  1. 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.

  2. ‘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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

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