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Just like the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, the short-lived Alliance Française French Film Festival will storm Palace Cinemas and resume its 31st season on Bastille Day, a turning point, much like the French Revolution. The festival screens from 14 July to 4 August 2020 in all states as follows. TICKETS GO ON SALE FROM JULY 2020.

SYDNEY: Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Central & Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BRISBANE: Palace Barracks & Palace James Street
PERTH: Palace Raine Square, Luna on SX, Windsor Cinema
ADELAIDE: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas & Palace Nova Prospect Cinema
CANBERRA: Palace Electric Cinemas
BYRON BAY: Palace Byron Bay

Returning to our allowed cities throughout Australia, the safety and wellbeing of patrons is uppermost in planning and strict government guidelines will be adhered to.

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La Belle Epoque

Embodying the spirit of optimism and reinvention, the two films selected to bookend the Festival on Opening and Closing Night are La Belle Époque and The Bare Necessity (Perdrix). The beloved French actor Daniel Auteuil gets a second chance to revisit the love of his youth in the Opening Night film La Belle Époque. Upon encountering an organisation offering a unique theatrical service that enables customers to revisit memories through carefully orchestrated re-enactments, Victor (Auteuil) decides to escape his bad patch in life to dip into the past.

Closing Night film The Bare Necessity spotlights a close-knit family entrenched in a comfortable routine within their small Vosges village. Their lives are turned upside down when an enigmatic stranger forces them to take a good look at their lives. This eccentric charming film brings vivid characters of flawed oddballs to life with one of the stars, Fanny Ardant starring in both this and the opening night film.

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The Bare Necessity

Farewell to the Night stars the inimitable Catherine Deneuve as Muriel. An ordinary woman exposed to a moral dilemma of heart-breaking proportions when her grandson comes to visit. As a respected member of an idyllic local community, she's horrified to discover her flesh and blood has been radicalised by Islamist extremists and plans to fight ISIS in Syria. Muriel grapples with what to do next.

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Farewell to the Night

How to be a Good Wife stars another great; the exquisite Juliette Binoche as the morally upright and immaculate Paulette Van Der Beck. It's 1968 and she's the head of a housekeeping school for teenage girls. Her pristine life is about to implode when she encounters her long-lost first love whilst simultaneously learning that her business is on the brink of financial ruin. Entertaining, this could well be one of the year's biggest comedic hits.

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How to be a Good Wife

The brilliant and chameleon-like Eva Green in Proxima plays the only woman in the European Space Agency astronaut-training program. A single mother, Sarah (Eva) is forced to choose between her work and her child when she's invited upon a year-long space mission – Proxima. This film goes beyond the glory and shines a light on the risks surrounding a lengthy, dangerous mission and the powerful implications on the psyche.


The films listed above are Festival films currently confirmed amongst a total of 28 confirmed thus far. The website has yet to be updated closer to date, so please don't hold what's on there as gospel. SUBSCRIBING and following the Festival on Facebook is a good way to stay tuned till the Festival films lineup is finalised, along with screening schedule and ticketing. I would strongly suggest that you start making your bookings as soon as lineup and scheduling is finalised when tickets go on sale next month - July 2020. With restrictions of distancing in place, numbers could be limited for each screening compared to Festivals of the past, and tickets would be a hot number item for everyone.

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Why? 2020 Alliance Française French Film Festival is Back!
When: 14 July - 4 Aug 2020
Where: SYD, MEL, PER, CAN, ADE, BRI and Byron Bay
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