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French Film Festival

The nation’s most sparkling film event, the Alliance Française French Film Festival, will return for its 26th annual season around Australia from early March until mid-April 2015.

 Proudly presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia and the generous support of Principal Sponsor Peugeot, a vanguard of Europe’s automobile industry, the Festival will screen throughout eight cities at a host of glamorous Palace cinema locations.

For its 26th season, Artistic Director Emmanuelle Denavit-Feller has selected a tantalising line-up of 49 features and documentaries showcasing the latest work of directors such as Anne Fontaine, Benoît Jacquot, François Ozon, Bertrand Bonello, Volker Schlöndorff, Mathieu Amalric, André Téchiné, Dany Boon, Christophe Gans and Mia Hansen-Løve.

Playing across nine distinctly named sections will be numerous highlights, including Beauty and the Beast, The Blue Room, Breathe, Chance Encounter, The Connection, Eden, The New Girlfriend, Girlhood, Saint Laurent, Samba and 3 Hearts.  Also screening will be Jean Renoir’s 1937 masterpiece, Grand Illusion starring Pierre Fresnay, Jean Gabin and Erich von Stroheim that will feature in a section entitled Lest We Forget, commemorating World War I.

And igniting the screen with the talent that has placed them at the forefront of their profession, will be stars ranging from Bérénice Béjo, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Daniel Auteuil, Jean Dujardin, Emmanuelle Béart, Emmanuelle Devos, Fabrice Luchini and Isabelle Carré to Jean Reno, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Lambert Wilson, Léa Seydoux, Mathilde Seigner, Patrick Bruel, Romain Duris, Sandrine Kiberlain and Sophie Marceau.

With so much entertainment in store, next March just can’t arrive quickly enough!!!

 

National dates and venues for the 2015 Alliance Française French Film Festival are:

 

SYDNEY:           3-22 March Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona, Chauvel Cinema & Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

MELBOURNE:    4-22 March Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Westgarth & Kino Cinemas

ADELAIDE:        5-24 March Palace Nova Eastend

CANBERRA:      6–25 March Palace Electric Cinema

BRISBANE:        13 March-1 April Palace Barracks & Palace Centro

PERTH:              19 March-7 April Cinema Paradiso, Luna on SX & Windsor Cinema

BYRON BAY:     9-14 April Palace Byron Bay

HOBART:          16-21 April State Cinema

 

Keep checking the Festival website for updates:  www.affrenchfilmfestival.org

The Other Son

Summary: As Joseph (Jules Sitruk) prepares to join the Israeli army for his national service, tests determine that he is not his parents’ biological son. Revisiting the hospital of his birth, Joseph and his family discovers he was inadvertently switched at birth with Yacine (Mehdi Dehbi), the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank. Forcing both young men to reassess everything they have come to believe about themselves, their values, beliefs and the race they are a part of, this revelation turns the lives of both families upside-down.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 18th April, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: France

Director: Lorraine Levy

Screenwriter: Noam Fitoussi, Lorraine Levy, Nathalie Saugeon

Cast: Oum Abed (Madame Hafiz), Majd Bitar (Tarik), Mehdi Dehbi (Yacine Al Bezaaz), Emmanuelle Devos (Orith Silberg), Pascal Elbe (Alon Silberg), Noa Manor (Ehtel), Shira Naor (Lisa), Khalifa Natour (Said Al Bezaaz), Loai Nofi (Jamil), Tomer Offner (Ilan), Areen Omari (Leila Al Bezaaz), Tamar Shem Or (Yona), Bruno Podalydes (David), Mahmood Shalabi (Bilal Al Bezaaz), Jules Sitruk (Joseph Silberg), Maire Wisselmann (Keren), Diana Zriek (Amina)

Runtime: 105 mins

Classification:M

Dave Griffiths’s ‘The Other Son’ Review: Please check Dave’s review of ‘The Other Son’ that is available on the Helium Entertainment Channel.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Other Son′: Check Episode #28 (available 18th April, 2013) of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘The Other Son’.

Rating: 4/5

IMDB Rating: The Other Son (2012) on IMDb

The Other Son

Summary: As Joseph (Jules Sitruk) prepares to join the Israeli army for his national service, tests determine that he is not his parents’ biological son. Revisiting the hospital of his birth, Joseph and his family discovers he was inadvertently switched at birth with Yacine (Mehdi Dehbi), the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank. Forcing both young men to reassess everything they have come to believe about themselves, their values, beliefs and the race they are a part of, this revelation turns the lives of both families upside-down.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 18th April, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: France

Director: Lorraine Levy

Screenwriter: Noam Fitoussi, Lorraine Levy, Nathalie Saugeon

Cast: Oum Abed (Madame Hafiz), Majd Bitar (Tarik), Mehdi Dehbi (Yacine Al Bezaaz), Emmanuelle Devos (Orith Silberg), Pascal Elbe (Alon Silberg), Noa Manor (Ehtel), Shira Naor (Lisa), Khalifa Natour (Said Al Bezaaz), Loai Nofi (Jamil), Tomer Offner (Ilan), Areen Omari (Leila Al Bezaaz), Tamar Shem Or (Yona), Bruno Podalydes (David), Mahmood Shalabi (Bilal Al Bezaaz), Jules Sitruk (Joseph Silberg), Maire Wisselmann (Keren), Diana Zriek (Amina)

Runtime: 105 mins

Classification:M

Dave Griffiths’s ‘The Other Son’ Review: Please check Dave’s review of ‘The Other Son’ that is available on the Helium Entertainment Channel.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Other Son′: Check Episode #28 (available 18th April, 2013) of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘The Other Son’.

Rating: 4/5

IMDB Rating: The Other Son (2012) on IMDb