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by Elaine (subscribe)
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French Film Festival, Alliance Francaise de la Sunshine Coast, opening and gala soiree, Noosa cinemas, Black Pepper Cafe at Noosa, In Bed With Victoria, Kalinka, Monsieur Chocolat, Padstows, Majestic Cinemas Nambour, La Folle Histoire De Max Et Leon, The Land Of The Moon, The Bison Bar, Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra, welcome party, English sub-titles
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A four-day weekend of fabulous French films for all those movie buffs out there has been lined up for the beginning of May. The French Film Festival has been put together by the Noosa Film Society and Alliance Française de la Sunshine Coast, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting French language, culture, literature and history; and to encourage French-Australian cultural exchange and friendships.

On offer is a whole long weekend of splendiferous entertainment, selected from the national French Film Festival, a great excuse to french up your life. You will get to enjoy six amazing films, in three cinemas across the Sunshine Coast as well as four special events.

Opening and Gala Soiree
Friday 5 May 2017
Noosa 5 Cinemas
29 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads - (07) 5447-5130


At 6.00pm on Friday, 5 May, you'll be treated in spectacular style at Black Pepper Cafe at Noosa, Shop 3 Oasis Centre, 16 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads, with a welcome drink and hot and cold canapés. Participate in a raffle with some splendid prizes, including a voucher valued at $1400 offered by the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort. At 7.30pm enjoy the screening of In Bed With Victoria, a quaintly quirky comedy, which is guaranteed to captivate viewers.

Advance bookings for the Friday evening are advisable.

Tickets are $30 (Noosa Film Society and Alliance Française de la Sunshine Coast members) and $35 for non-members.

French Film Festival, Alliance Francaise de la Sunshine Coast, opening and gala soiree, Noosa cinemas, Black Pepper Cafe at Noosa, In Bed With Victoria, Kalinka, Monsieur Chocolat, Padstows, Majestic Cinemas Nambour, La Folle Histoire De Max Et Leon, The Land Of The Moon, The Bison Bar, Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra, welcome party, English sub-titles
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Saturday 6 May 2017
Noosa 5 Cinemas
29 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads - (07) 5447-5130


On Saturday 6 May at 4.00pm, a movie for thrill-seekers - Kalinka : Au Nom De Ma Fille - based on a true story that made headlines in both France and Germany. Kalinka is the epic tale of a father's relentless search for justice and will electrify you to the core. Starring Daniel Auteuil, this 97 minute drama/thriller will be showing at the Noosa 5 Cinemas.

At 7.15pm Monsieur Chocolat - a box-office hit detailing the fascinating rise and fall story of the first popular Afro-Cuban artist of the French stage. Lavishly set in Belle Epoque Paris, the energetic performances of the charismatic Omar Sy and real-life circus performer James Thierrée (grandson of Charlie Chaplin) are sure to enthral the audience.

In between these two movie screenings, dinner will be available at Padstows, 1 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa, at a cost of $45/$48 (member/non-member) and as numbers are limited, advance bookings will be required.

French Film Festival, Alliance Francaise de la Sunshine Coast, opening and gala soiree, Noosa cinemas, Black Pepper Cafe at Noosa, In Bed With Victoria, Kalinka, Monsieur Chocolat, Padstows, Majestic Cinemas Nambour, La Folle Histoire De Max Et Leon, The Land Of The Moon, The Bison Bar, Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra, welcome party, English sub-titles
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Sunday 7 May 2017
Majestic Cinemas Nambour
Centenary Square, Currie Street, Nambour (07) 5441-2954


On Sunday, you'll be treated to two French films at the Majestic Cinemas in Nambour. All the fun starts at 4.00pm with La Folle Histoire De Max Et Léon which is an explosive and refreshing comedy set in 1939 when thousands of men are being conscripted to defend their people and their country. Max and Leon have other ideas and devise hilariously ridiculous ploys to avoid recruitment.

At 6.30pm the second French film is From The Land Of The Moon, an intoxicating story of romance starring Marion Cotillard and Louis Garrel.

Between these two film screenings, enjoy some tapas and wine at The Bison Bar, C-Square Courtyard, 52-64 Currie Street in Nambour.

French Film Festival, Alliance Francaise de la Sunshine Coast, opening and gala soiree, Noosa cinemas, Black Pepper Cafe at Noosa, In Bed With Victoria, Kalinka, Monsieur Chocolat, Padstows, Majestic Cinemas Nambour, La Folle Histoire De Max Et Leon, The Land Of The Moon, The Bison Bar, Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra, welcome party, English sub-titles
Image: Pixabay CCO Public Domain


Monday 8 May 2017
Big Screen Cinemas Caloundra
11 Bulcock Street, Caloundra (07) 5436-6600


Big Screen Cinemas in Caloundra are hosting a welcome party, with welcome drinks being served from 6.00pm. At 7.00pm you will get to watch the internationally celebrated new film, Things To Come L'avenir, with the gorgeous Isabelle Huppert at her best. A profoundly moving story of a fifty-something woman who, after living comfortably for many years, must suddenly reinvent her life.

Tickets for the French Film Festival are on sale now. Film tickets are only $14 (Noosa Film Society and Alliance members) and $16 non-members. For full details of films, to view the trailers and to book tickets (for film and/or meals), please click here. Advance bookings are a necessity for all special events.

If you're not a local Sunny Coaster, then the French Film Festival is a fabulous idea for a long weekend getaway, but get in quick the tickets will be snapped up in no time.

Parlez-vous français? Do you speak French? Luckily, you don't need to, to enjoy this delectable array of cultural French Films, as all films will have English sub-titles.
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Why? To add a little French to your life and enjoy some of what the National French Film Festival has to offer
When: Friday 5 May to Monday 8 May 2017
Where: Noosa, Nambour and Caloundra - see article for venue addresses
Cost: Film tickets are only $14 (NFS and Alliance Members) or $16 non-members
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Very useful info Elaine.
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