French Film Festival – Brisbane 2017

Alliance Francaise is back to delight Brisbane film-lovers with their 28th French Film Festival, running throughout March and April with a showcase of the best in French cinema from 2016.
Taking over Brisbane’s Palace Barracks and Palace Centro from Thursday 16 March to Sunday 9 April 2017, the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival will present a total of 339 screenings of the finest in French cinema over the three-week period.
Following its most successful edition in 2016, the French Film Festival, brought to you by Alliance Francaise in association with the Embassy of France in Australia and principal sponsor Renault, has been recognised as the largest film festival in Australia and the leading French film festival outside of France.
Overflowing with talent, the 2017 festival will celebrate contemporary French cinema through an amalgamation of special events, exclusive screenings and celebrated films from France’s most esteemed and astounding directors and actors.
Evidenced by performances from some of France’s most renowned acting talent such as Audrey Tautou, Omar Sy, Juliette Binoche, Melanie Laurent, Daniel Auteuil, Berenice Bejo, Gerard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve and works directed by Nicole Gracia, Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Emmanuelle Bercot and Bertrand Tavernier.
Alliance Francaise Brisbane Director, Jacques Bounin said this year’s line-up of contemporary French cinema was sure to draw record crowds.
“Demonstrating the diversity and brilliance of French cinema and culture, the festival will feature movies for every taste,” Mr Bounin said.
“From historic dramas and romantic comedies to tales of great adventure and informative biopics there really will be a film for everyone to enjoy.
Launching the festival on Thursday 16 March at the Palace Barracks Cinema the Opening Night Gala will feature The Odyssey, a dazzling biopic centred on the life and work of celebrity oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau, directed by Jerome Salle and starring Audrey Tautou and Lambert Wilson in the titular role.
Francophile enthusiasts and regular cinema-goers alike will be summoned by Stephanie Di Giusto’s, The Dancer, an inspiring take on the true story of two rival pioneers of modern dance and theatrical performance in late 19th-century Paris.

Alliance Française de Brisbane
262 Montague Rd
WEST END QLD 4101
Tel: 07 3844 4460
culture@afbrisbane.com
www.afbrisbane.com