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Alliance Franšaise French Film Festival 2017

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Presented by Renault, this is the 28th annual Alliance Franšaise French Film Festival 2017. With a line-up of 45 films, Francophiles are going to have a hard time fitting in as many films as possible in the short timeframe of the festival. As usual, there's a wonderful mix of artistry with established and new stars from all over the world bringing the screen to life with their ability to make you laugh and cry, all in the name of entertainment.

Categorised, head to the website for your favourite genre. Festival dates are as follows, along with the embedded program (** indicates no downloadable program at this time): -

7 - 30 Mar: Sydney
8 - 30 Mar: Melbourne
9 Mar - 4 Apr: Canberra
15 Mar - 5 Apr: Perth**
16 Mar - 9 Apr: Brisbane
30 Mar - 23 Apr Adelaide
30 Mar - 8 Apr: Hobart**
6 - 9 Apr: Parramatta**
8 - 9 Apr: Casula**

The Opening Night Film 'The Odyssey', looks at the life of celebrity oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. There's not many of us whom have not heard of Cousteau and I have no doubt, many have watched his television series.

His invention of the Aqua-Lung played a big role in creating underwater films that dazzled all of us. Come along and take this journey as if you're a member of Cousteau's crew and follow his amazing career and relationship with the sea which also changed ours forever.

From a biopic on opening night, it's comedy time for the closing night film, 'A bun in the oven'. Finding out you're pregnant at 49 is not what you'd call a fun situation, at least not for Nicole. In a household bursting at the seams with an eccentric elderly mother, a daughter, her pesky partner and their 6 year old daughter, and an unemployed husband, life couldn't get anymore hectic.

Fumbling her way through all the stresses and demands that come with pregnancy, Nicole finally learns how to navigate her life for the first time.

This festival is no different to the ones before it, arriving complete with special events, pre-screening party, drinks and canapÚs, and a bit of cheese tasting. Head to the website to secure your tickets, and for other information like festival venues, school screenings, and if you want to volunteer.

You can even win a prize. First prize is a trip for two to France, the second, a trip for two to New Caledonia, and two pamper packages for the third and fourth prizes. Register now, to be in it to win it.

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Why? The French Film Festival 2017
When: Sydney 7/3 - 30/3; Melbourne 8/3 - 30/3; Canberra 9/3 - 4/4; Perth 15/3 - 5/4; Brisbane 16/3 - 9/4; Adelaide 30/3 - 23/4; Hobart 30/3 - 8/4; Parramatta 6/4 - 9/4; Casula 8/4 - 9/4.
Where: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Parramatta, Casula
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