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Alliance Franšaise French Film Festival 2016

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Enjoy another season of best of French film
One of the most popular film events is returning to Luna Palace Cinemas in Perth from 16 March to 7 April. It is of course the much anticipated Alliance Francaise French Film Festival. This is the 27th annual season and is rated as the biggest film festival in Australia.



Shown will be the best selection of contemporary French Cinema.

This year, The Festival is delighted to have Academy Award winning filmmaker George Miller, and revered movie critic, David Stratton, as Patrons for 2016.

In addition to the participation of these two distinguished gentlemen, the Festival will also be graced by the involvement of husband and wife acting dynamos, Marta Dusseldorp and Benjamin Winspear.

For its 27th season, there is a huge line up of 48 films from which to choose.

Some highlights of the festival include-

Opening night screening of Rosalie Blum at Cinema Paradiso and afterparty at Connections Nightclub. Tickets are $50 for Alliance Francaise and Luna Palace Privilege holders or $55 for non members.

There is a ladies night for the film Lolo at Cinema Paradiso on 1 April. This includes French wine and delicacies with entertainment before the film screens. Tickets are $25 for Alliance Francaise and Luna Palace Privilege holders or $30 for non members.

An afternoon at the opera at Windsor Cinema on 20 March, has drinks on arrival with sweet finger foods before the screening of Maruerite, a comedy about a opera singer. Tickets are $25 for members or $30 for non members.

The Taste of France at Cinema Paradiso on 24 March has French wine and a wine related activity before the screening of First Growth, about a wine critic returning to his family vineyard. Tickets are $25 for members or $30 for non members.

The closing night at Cinema Paradiso on 7 April has drinks and delicacies with live entertainment before the screening of Contempt, starring the legendary Brigitte Bardot. Tickets are $27 for members or $33 for non members.

In addition to the fabulous contemporary films to be unveiled, the 27th Festival will also present five of France's most popular television shows, screening the first two episodes of each series as one session per title. Some of these are established titles and some are not yet released.

For more information and bookings see the programme here.

Films will be screened at Cinema Paradiso, Windsor Cinema and Luna on SX.

Individual sessions are $19 each or $16 if you have a Luna Palace Privilege Card. You are also able to purchase a 5 Film Pass for $70 if you are a member or $80 for non members.

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Why? To enjoy French langauage films
When: 16 March to 7 April 2016
Where: Cinema Paradiso and Windsor and Luna on SX
Cost: From $16 single sessions
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