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Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2014

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Fall in love with French cinema
This year, fall in love with French culture through the magical world of film at the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2014. This exciting event will give you a chance to indulge your love of film, while allowing you to learn more about French culture and language in a creative and dynamic way.

From the 6th to the 25th of March, Palace Cinemas are hosting a series of screenings and events designed to promote French film and allow you to enjoy a different kind of cinematic experience.

Poster Alliance Francaise
Help the Alliance Francaise to celebrate 25 years of French Film in Australia. Image courtesy of the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival.

Therefore, if you are a little bored with what mainstream cinema has to offer, this is the perfect opportunity to explore an alternative movie culture. Dozens of films are to be showcased at this event, and in a range of genres. Consequently, whatever your movie preferences are, you will definitely find something to peak your interest. You might also like to mix and match themes to create a more versatile viewing experience. Some of the featured categories include:

Love is in the Air
Life Stories
Ventures and Adventures
Giggle and Grin
Family Ties
Kiddies Korner
Love from the Fifo, Tahiti

Michael Kohlhaas
Michael Kohlhaas. Image courtesy of the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival.

Furthermore, the works of world-renowned French film directors will be presented for your viewing entertainment. With a more realistic depiction of life's triumphs and tribulations than commercial films offer, these visual accomplishments will provide you with both engaging and reflective encounters. Each of these film makers has created an unforgettable movie experience. Explore the contrasting, yet equally entertaining works of directors such as:

Nils Tavernier
Sebastien Betbeder
Marion Vernoux
Marc Fitoussi
David Perrault
Francois Truffaut
Nicole Garcia
with a closing night tribute to Jacques Tati.

Populaire. Image courtesy of the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival.

The collection of films to be featured at this event will give you a different perspective on life, love, families and relationships that you might otherwise not have a chance to experience in such an authentic way. A series of special event film screenings will allow you to not only view the film of your choice, but also sample some French cuisine as well as enjoy a glass of wine. This will be the ideal atmosphere to fully appreciate French culture at its finest.

Homeland. Image courtesy of the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival.

Proudly brought to you by the Alliance Fancaise, the film festival is celebrating 25 years of providing a platform for French film in Australia. The Alliance Francaise is a not-for-profit organisation with branches in over 110 countries worldwide. It aims to raise awareness of French culture within local communities in order to give individuals a chance to explore the beauty of the French language, food and people. The French Film Festival is just one way that it achieves this goal.

Under the Rainbow
Under the Rainbow. Image courtesy of the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival.

I encourage you to join in the festivities, support the festival and connect with the growing number of people around the world who have a keen interest in French cinema and culture. With almost an entire month dedicated to showcasing these films, you will have ample opportunity to enjoy the visual delights on offer. It's a great way to embark on a cultural love affair or immerse yourself in something you already know a lot about. Either way, you will definitely be in for a cinematic adventure.
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Why? For a unique cinematic experience
When: 6 - 25 March
Where: Palace Centro, 39 James Street, Fortitude Valley / Palace Barracks, 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
Cost: Ticket prices vary
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