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French Film Festival's Opening Night Gala and After Party

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by Tony Dyer (subscribe)
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Have double the fun with a movie and a party

Be a part of the French Film Festival's Opening Night Gala. Enjoy a drink on arrival and then follow it up by watching the Brisbane premier of the enchanting drama-comedy, Rosalie Blum. After the movie join the other guests for the After Party and take in the live entertainment, drinks, canapés and gift bags made available by the host, Alliance Française and their sponsors. This will be an elegant evening à la française!
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Canapes are just so French, don't you think?


The Gala evening is being held on Friday, 11 March, 2016 at the Palace Centro, 39 James Street, Fortitude Valley. The evening starts with pre-movie drinks on arrival at 6.30pm with the feature movie, Rosalie Blum, commencing at 7.00pm. The After Party begins when the movie ends so the fun never stops.

Tickets can be obtained on-line here for:
Alliance Française de Brisbane and Palace Movie Club members $55
Non-members $60
A booking fee of $1.30 per ticket applies.

Rosalie Blum is a warm, witty and impeccably performed drama-comedy about a random encounter resulting in unexpected and far-reaching consequences. This totally enchating movie is Julien Rappeneau's amazing directorial debut.

It tells the story of thirty-something hairdresser, Vincent Machot's (indelibly played by Kyan Khojandi) whose life rotates around his work, his overbearing mother living in the apartment upstairs and a womanising cousin constantly trying to set him up. One morning Vincent experiences a powerful déjà-vu when he meets the gaze of a grocery store clerk, Rosalie Blum (the fabulous Noémie Lvovsky). Intrigued by this mysterious woman, he begins following her.

To reveal more would spoil Rappeneau's surprises woven ingeniously into the structure of this tale, but be assured, you will be intrigued by the series of coincidences – both hilarious and dramatic – that brings together a group of lost souls in a manner reminiscent of Claude Berri's wonderful Hunting and Gathering.

Indeed with its themes of fraternity, love and the need for human connection, Rosalie Blum delivers a timely reminder of the best that French culture has to offer. It's a joy to watch. Take a look at the trailer below and get an idea of how intriguing this movie really is:



For more information on the French Film Festival's Opening Night Gala and After Party check out the web page here.


You can learn more about the whole Festival here or by checking out the web page here or contacting Alliance Française de Brisbane at 262 Montague Road, West End by telephone on 3844 4460 or email at culture@afbrisbane.com
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Why? You should never miss an opportunity for a movie and a party at the one place.
When: Friday, 11 March, 2016 commencing at 6.30pm.
Phone: 3844 4460
Where: Palace Centro, 39 James Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: General Admission: $60; Alliance Française and Palace Movie Club Members: $55
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