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Alliance Française French Film Festival 2017

Festival Dates: 30 March, 2017 - 23 April, 2017
Participating Cinemas: Palace Nova Eastend

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In splendid form for its 28th season, the Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to Palace Nova Cinemas this March and April with 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.

Brimming with highlights, the Festival presents 45 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.

And in the egalitarian spirit of the Festival, it’s great to note that 17 female directors are represented, along with the feature-debuts of 7 exciting new filmmakers including Guillaume Senez (Keeper), Sacha Wolff (Mercenary) and Stéphanie di Giusto (The Dancer).

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At Palace Nova Cinemas from March 30 - April 23

FESTIVAL EVENTS

OPENING NIGHT GALA
Set sail with us as the festival opens with the Adelaide Premiere of the mesmerising tale of innovative discoveries THE ODYSSEY
Thursday 30 March
6.30pm Welcome drink on arrival, with a taste of France
7.00pm Introduction and Film Screening, followed by Opening Night Party
Alliance Francaise d'Adelaide and Palace Nova Movie Club $55
General Admission $60

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WINE & CHEESE TASTING
Travel through the French countryside with a wine and cheese tasting before the road trip comedy ONE MAN AND HIS COW

Thursday 6 April
6.00pm Wine & Cheese Tasting
7.00pm Film Screening
Alliance Francaise d'Adelaide and Palace Nova Movie Club $35
General Admission $40

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BRITTANY, A FRENCH REGION
Take a trip to one of the most popular tourist destinations in France with a crepe and a glass of cider... JUST TO BE SURE

Thursday 13 April
6.00pm Crepe & Brittany Cider
7.00pm Film Screening
Alliance Francaise d'Adelaide and Palace Nova Movie Club $30
General Admission $35

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LADIES' NIGHT
Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine with canapes before the courtroom comedy IN BED WITH VICTORIA

Thursday 18 April
6.00pm Wine & Canapes
7.00pm Film Screening
Alliance Francaise d'Adelaide and Palace Nova Movie Club $30
General Admission $35

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CLOSING NIGHT CELEBRATION
Enjoy the light-hearted comedy A BUN IN THE OVEN for the closing of the festival

Sunday 23 April
6.30pm Reception
7.00pm Film Screening
Alliance Francaise d'Adelaide and Palace Nova Movie Club $25
General Admission $30

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COMPLETE FESTIVAL LINEUP

OPENING NIGHT SELECTION
THE ODYSSEY
 (L'Odyssée)

CLOSING NIGHT SELECTION
A BUN IN THE OVEN 
(Le petit locataire)

LAUGH IT OFF
JUST TO BE SURE (Ôtez-moi d'un doute)
LOST IN PARIS (Paris pieds nus)
MAX & LEON (La folle histoire de Max et Léon)
PENNY PINCHER! (Radin !)
SOUVENIR (Souvenir)

CENTRE STAGE
MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT
 (Chocolat)
OGRES (Les ogres)
POLINA (Polina, danser sa vie)
THE DANCER (La danseuse)

IN THE COURT OF VERSAILLES
FAREWELL, MY QUEEN
 (Les Adieuz à le reine)
MOZART'S SISTER (Nannerl, la soeur de Mozart)

A LITTLE BIT OF CANNES
A JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA
 (Voyage à travers le cinéma français)
FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON (Mal de pierres)
IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (Juste la fin du monde)
SLACK BAY (Ma loute)
THE UNKNOWN GIRL (La fille inconnue)

ON THE ROAD
A BAG OF MARBLES
 (Un sac de billes)
ONE MAN AND HIS COW (La vache)
SAINT AMOUR (Saint Amour)
THE COUNTRY DOCTOR (Médecin de campagne)

GIRL POWER
150 MILLIGRAMS
 (La fille de Brest)
ETERNITY (Éternité)
IN BED WITH VICTORIA (Victoria)
PLANETARIUM (Planetarium)
THE INNOCENTS (Les innocentes)
THE MIDWIFE (Sage femme)
THINGS TO COME (L'avenir)

GROWING UP
ADAMA
 (Adama)

AGE OF INNOCENCE
BEING 17
 (Quand on a 17 ans)
ELEMENTARY (Primaire)
KEEPER (Keeper)
STANDING TALL (La tête haute)

WISH YOU WERE HERE
A KID
 (Le fils de Jean)
A WOMAN'S LIFE (Une vie)
DAGUERROTYPE (Le secret de la chambre noire)
HEAL THE LIVING (Réparer les vivants)
KALINKA (Au nom de ma fille)
MOKA (Moka)

A GREAT ADVENTURE
MERCENARY
 (Mercenaire)
THE FIRST, THE LAST (Les premiers, les derniers)
THE STOPOVER (Voir du pays)
TOMORROW (Demain)
WÙLU (Wùlu)

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