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Alliance Francaise French Film Festival - Win a 2 For 1 Pass to a Film of Your Choice

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Thank you to all who entered this competition - the ten lucky winners are:

  • Wasiela B

  • Suzanne M

  • Kellie B

  • Tracy H

  • Jessica S
  • Angela K

  • Kate H

  • Angela M

  • Alexx N

  • Craig W

    The tickets will be sent shortly! We hope you enjoy the event!

    To celebrate the opening of the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, presented by Palace Cinemas, we are giving you the chance to win one of ten 2 for 1 passes valid at any festival session (not valid for opening or closing nights or special events).

    Returning to Palace Cinemas in Brisbane from March 8 to April 4, the 29th annual Alliance Francaise French Film Festival is poised to seduce audiences with an incendiary selection of 47 features, 2 documentaries and a cheeky Parisian TV series, which showcase the passion, artistry and dazzling diversity of contemporary French cinema.

    Le retour du heros

    For his second year at the helm, Artistic Director, Philippe Platel, has selected an impressive line-up that resonates with themes of courage, friendship and egalitarianism; motifs reflected via a host of Premiere screenings, delightful special events, and, for the first time, a LGBT strand in celebration of Australia's recent, historic 'Yes' vote for same-sex marriage.

    Launching the 2018 edition of this iconic Festival, staged by the Alliance Francaise in association with the Embassy of France in Australia and generous support of Presenting Sponsor, Renault Australia, will be C'est la vie!, a delicious comedy from Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, the famed directorial team behind the 2011 global hit, The Intouchables.

    Screening courtesy of Madman Entertainment, C'est la vie!, which was the Closing Night Film at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, stars the inimitable Jean-Pierre Bacri – in a role penned especially for him - as Max, a famed, but cantankerous caterer and event organiser, tasked with creating a fairytale wedding at a sumptuous 17th-century chateau. Saddled with a hopelessly inept assortment of staff, his pragmatic mantra, "We need to adapt," will be truly tested, as his meticulously planned event threatens to descend into comic farce.

    The Guardians

    And closing night audiences will be treated to 50 Is the New 30 (Marie-Francine), a Valentine to new beginnings, that won many hearts at the French box-office. In this endearing rom-com, the multi-talented Valerie Lemercier (Royal Palace!, The Visitors) enchants as Marie-Francine, a 50-year-old at life's crossroads. Abandoned by her husband for a younger woman in the same week that she loses her job, she reluctantly returns to live with her kind, but over-bearing parents, who convince her to open an e-cigarette boutique, where romance beckons in the form of Miguel (Patrick Timsit), a neighbouring chef.

    Between these two buoyant 'bookends' lie a host of outstanding dramas, paeans to love, comedies, historic epics and tales of self-discovery that will engage and delight the most discerning cinephile.

    The full programme is available at

    To go into the draw, all you have to do is send an email titled 'Alliance Francaise French Film Festival BRISBANE' to and let us know in 25 words or less which film you would like to see. Please make sure to include your full name and mailing address so we can send you your prize!

    10 lucky winners will be drawn on 2 March 2018.

    For more on the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, check out


    Tickets are subject to availability, not valid with "no free tickets", not valid for opening or closing nights or special events.

    Not transferable or redeemable for cash.

    Not valid on public holidays.

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