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French Film Festival Flourishes

French Film Festival Flourishes

 

The 25th annual Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to Luna Palace Cinemas 18 March – 6 April, 2014 with a mouth-watering selection of Gallic fare, including a tantalising lineup of features and documentaries, a smattering of special events and a very special guest. 

Pierre Rochefort, one of France’s hottest young actors, is our guest of honour at the Festival’s Opening Night – Tuesday 18 March at Cinema Paradiso. Pierre stars in the film Going Away – an intimate thriller from renowned director Nicole Garcia – and he will also participate in a special Q&A screening at Cinema Paradiso on 19 March. 

The son of adored screen-star Jean Rochefort and famed actor/director Nicole Garcia, Rochefort initially trained for a career in music but an inherent love of acting led him to switch studies. To date he has amassed several credits including Farewell My Queen and the eerie TV series, The Returned. Going Away marks his first lead role. 

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING
The Finishers (De toutes no forces)
Tuesday 18 March @ Cinema Paradiso, 6.30pm
Tickets $55 general / $50 Alliance Française de Perth members and Luna Palace Privilege Card Holders

Screening courtesy of Madman Entertainment, directed by Nils Tavernier and starring Jacques Gamblin and Alexandra Lamy, The Finishers follows the journey of an embittered, former Ironman champion, and his disabled son who join forces to compete in a triathlon. The screening will commence at 7pm, followed by an Opening Night Party at The Bakery Artrage complex, with entertainment by LEZAMIS and catering provided by Jean Pierre Sancho Bakery, Cake Box, Marie-Antoinette and Kronenbourg 1664.

SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING
Q&A WITH PIERRE ROCHEFORT

Going Away (Un beau dimanche)
Wednesday 19 March @ Cinema Paradiso, 6.30pm
Tickets $33 general / $24 Alliance Française de Perth members and Luna Palace Privilege Card Holders

Don’t miss your chance to meet our special guest direct from France! Actor Pierre Rochefort will be presenting his film at this special Q&A screening. Purchase tickets online via Luna Palace Cinemas (see Film Festivals). 

SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING
Tour De Force (La grande boucle)
Sunday 23 March @ Windsor Cinema, 3.30pm

Tickets $33 general / $24 Alliance Française de Perth members and Luna Palace Privilege Card Holders
 
Immerse yourself in the Tour de France atmosphere and enjoy the spectacular French scenery around the Tour de France route in this crowd-pleasing comedy. Tickets include pre-screening “welcome to the finish line” drinks and delicacies for 30 minutes, with the film commencing at 4pm.

Cyclists are encouraged to bring along their favourite cycling jersey and be prepared to parade it before the film starts – in order to be in the running to win some great prizes. This event has been organised by the Alliance Française de Perth in partnership with Perth Integrated Health Cycling Group.

SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING
It Boy (20 ans d’ d’écart)
Friday 28 March @ Cinema Paradiso, 6pm 

Tickets $33 general / $24 Alliance Française de Perth members and Luna Palace Privilege Card Holders
 
Be pampered by the lash & brow experts Zubias Threading and experience a threading and makeup session with experienced beauty therapists before the film. In addition to a free pampering session, guests will also enjoy sparkling wine and patisseries prior to the film which will commence at 6.45pm.  
 
SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING
La Fémis – (Paris Film School)
Monday 31 March, 6.30pm @ Cinema Paradiso
Tickets $15 general / $12.50 Alliance Française de Perth members and Luna Palace Privilege Card Holders
 
Discover the film talents of tomorrow in collaboration with Paris-based national French film school La Fémis.

CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING
Mon Oncle (Mon Oncle)

Sunday 6 April @ Cinema Paradiso, 6.30pm
Tickets $33 general / $27 Alliance Française de Perth members and Luna Palace Privilege Card Holders
 
Celebrate classic cinema the closing of the Festival with a fabulous film of an enduring icon of French cinema, director Jacques Tati. With classic slapstick set pieces and wonderful scenes of inner suburban Paris, Mon Oncle is undoubtedly one of the most beloved comedies of all time. 

Guests will be served drinks and patisseries and treated with live music by Laura Bernay prior to the screening of a film voted by you at 7pm. 

The 2014 Alliance Française French Film Festival comes to Perth:
18 March – 6 April, 2014 @ Cinema Paradiso, Luna on SX and Windsor Cinema.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
For full booking and session details visit the official website or Luna Palace Cinemas.
View the full program online

 

Phil has written for magazines, corporate videos, online ads, and even an app. He writes with one eye on the future, one eye on the past and a third eye on the Lotto numbers. His social bits are here.  
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