French Film Festival 2016: Opera and Champagne Night

French Film Festival 2016: Opera and Champagne Night

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Posted 2016-03-19 by Tony Dyerfollow

Wed 23 Mar 2016


For an 'ab fab' night out you won't be able to beat the French Film Festival's Opera and Champagne Night set to commence at 6.15pm on Wednesday, 23 March, 2016 at the Palace Barracks Cinema, 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane.

Ticket can be obtained here for the evening at the following prices:
  • Alliance Fran├žaise de Brisbane and Palace Movie Club members - $24; and
  • Non-members - $28.

  • Your evening of style and entertainment will begin when you enter the glamourous world of Opera in the 1920s from 6.15pm at the pre-screening 'Opera' party. As you enjoy the fine French catering and Champagne you will also be entertained by the internationally acclaimed Soprano Opera singer Judit Molnar who will be accompanied on stage by Brisbane's very own rising international concert pianist and organist, Peter Krenske.

    This is to be a night of pure elegance and sophistication as you become part of the occasion dressed in your finest opera gown. To retain the vibe there will be delicious French fare to nibble on and some fine French Champagne to make sure you will be in fine voice for a dazzling night of operatic merriment.

    At 7.00pm, following the Opera Party, you will join the other invitees and special guest, Sophie Galaise, CEO of Queensland Symphony Orchestra and music enthusiast for a screening of the 2015 drama, Marguerite.

    Shot in Prague from mid-September to early December 2014 Marguerite is directed by Xavier Giannoli and written by Giannoli and Marcia Romano. The film is an international co-production by a French, Czech Republic, and Belgium consortium.

    **Spoiler Alert!
    **The film is loosely based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins and casts Catherine Frot, as Marguerite Dumont, a socialite and aspiring opera singer who mistakenly believes she has a beautiful voice.

    Take a sneek peek here:


    You'll laugh, cry and be amazed at this very funny but touching story as it deals with the effects of wealth and how it can create irrational responses from normally rational people.


    The film deals with the issues using a sensitivity that provides a great attraction for the characters who are all passionate and obsessive to the extreme. Frot, plays Marguerite with such dramatic and comical virtuosity she provides an understanding of the logic for a very unusual woman.

    For more information on the French Film Festival's Opera and Champagne Night check out the web page here .

    You can learn more about the whole Festival here by checking out the web page #brisbane ">here or contacting Alliance Fran├žaise de Brisbane at 262 Montague Road, West End by telephone on 3844 4460 or email at [email protected]

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    !date 23/03/2016 -- 23/03/2016
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