The 2018 Alliance Francaise Classic Film Festival pays tribute to the legendary actress of La Nouvelle Vague Jeanne Moreau, who sadly passed away last year. The Festival will showcase 6 of her most renown films from 1958 to 1991, which have been restored. Screening across 3 cities, find this event in Sydney (Palace Norton Street, Hayden Orpheum Cremorne) 6-9 September, Perth (WA Maritime Museum) 18-21 October, and Melbourne (Astor Theatre) 8-11 November 2018.
Get your tickets at the cinema or online, off the schedule on the website. Check the Tickets Information for Opening Night events, Festival Conditions and Multiple Film Passes. Head to the Win Prize page and try your luck. Prize Winner will be notified by email on 16/11/2018 at 3pm.
The Opening Night film in all States, Jules and Jim is a drama released in 1962 and runs for 102 minutes. Catherine, a wilful young woman is attracted to both Jules the Austrian and Jim the Frenchman. The WW1 battl looms, and sees both young men on opposite sides of the battle. Post war, Catherine marries Jules and has a daughter. However, emotionally dissatisfied, she begins an affair with Jim. Directed and written by François Truffaut, it's said the film is based on a love triangle he actually experienced.
Elevator to the Gallows, directed by Louis Malle was an earlier film released in 1958. Running for 90 mins, it's described as a masterpiece of suspense and film noir. Another love triangle, Florence is married to a wealthy arms dealer, but involved in an an affair with one her husband's employees. Said employee decides to kill Florence's other half by climbing into his office with a rope. It's not quite the perfect crime as he thought, and so begins his run of bad luck.
Back to 1962 and directed by Joseph Losey, Eva also stars known Hollywood actors Stanley Baker and Virna Lisi, amongst others in this 105 min film. An arrogant and pretentious Welsh writer decides to lock himself away on a secluded island near Venice to work on his next story. Imagine his surprise when he finds Eva, a natural beauty with a tantalising physique, occupying his residence. it doesn't take long for money-loving, seductive Eva to ensnare this once high and mighty man into her erotic web. Seemingly there is no escape. Or is there?
The other 3 films finds Moreau as a trophy wife in Moderato Cantabile; a chambermaid in a country chateau in Diary of a Chambermaid; and in her later years (1991), an eccentric former glamour-puss con-artist in The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea. Discover or rediscover masterpieces of French cinema that has contributed to France's celebrated film industry. If you're a fan of Moreau, come along and relive her acting prowess in films that encompass more than 20 sessions, including an Opening Night event in each city that includes drinks and nibbles on arrival.