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The Alliance Française French Film Festival is set to thrill audiences with an interesting selection of 49 contemporary and classic French films, many enjoying their Australian premiere. Complete with highlights like the Opening Night Gala & Reception; Closing Night Reception & Event; Q&A after The Perfect Nanny with A.R Chisholm Professor of French at the Uni of Melbourne, Véronique Duché; Q&A after School Life with Lecturer in French Studies at The University of Melbourne, Dr Andrew McGregor; Ladies Night inclusive of a reception that includes wine and delicacies; A costume party at the celebration of the 130th Anniversary of the Alliance Française de Melbourne after La Belle Époque; Reception & Panel Discussion after Edmond and Meet the Director Zabou Breitman followed by Q&A after The Swallows of Kaboul this is not an event to be missed if you love French and foreign films.
The horrific bushfires of Australia has not gone unnoticed worldwide, therefore, Alliance Française, and venue partners invite you to join in to help those impacted by this tragedy by supporting special previews of How to Be a Good Wife and In the Name of the Land (both screening courtesy of Palace Films) to be held in all capital cities on 9th and 10th of March. 100% of tickets sales for these sessions will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Appeal and Rural and Remote Mental Health.
How To Be A Good Wife is set in 1968 in the lush regions of Alsace. Teenage girls are transformed into ideal housewives at a housekeeping school by a pristine teacher. However, her life implodes when she encounters her long-lost first love whilst simultaneously learning her business is on the brink of financial ruin. In The Name Of The Land is a powerful tale of resilience when mounting debts of a farm takes an insidious toll on the family of Pierre and his sweetheart.
As a celebration of mankind's great capacity for kindness and compassion which comes to the fore in times of crisis, the Festival is launching The Extraordinary which kicks off Opening Night of this event. A gloriously uplifting film, it's inspired by a true story about two men who have run two separate non-profit organisations where young people from underprivileged areas are trained to be caregivers for autistic youth abandoned by the system. The authorities, however, decide to mount an investigation into the legalities of qualifications and certifications. Fall in love with a host of extraordinary characters in exceptional circumstances in this crowd-pleasing charmer that'll choke you with emotions.
Closing Night'sThe Bare Necessity will conclude the 2020 season of the Festival. A directorial debut of Erwan Le Duc, it's set in a tiny town nestled in the woody mountains of Vosges. This is a film that's as eccentric as it's charming, bringing vivid characters to life. It'll captivate you with its collection of flawed oddballs and their hilarious depiction of the weird, wide world of love. A romantic mayhem that ensues when an enigmatic young woman forces a stagnant family to re-define their boundaries and begin to truly live.
There are so many highlights bursting from this year's program, making it impossible to list every film. Be sure to peruse the lineup with a fine-tooth comb and start listing your itinerary. The website makes it easy by giving you the option to FILTER FILMS by Genre, Trend and Categories allowing you to choose whether you want to be entertained by the Intense and Unsettling or have a Joyful Escape. You'll be able to pick out the Australian Premieres and target the Award Winning films. This event represents the largest Festival dedicated to French films in the world with 2019's edition attracting more than 195,000 spectators. Be sure to be a part of this thrilling event that's bound to captivate and stimulate audiences around the country.