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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

What's In A Name

Summary: Vincent (Patrick Bruel), a successful forty-something, is about to become a father for the first time. His sister Élisabeth (Valérie Benguigui) invites him to a dinner party at her beautiful apartment in Paris, with her academic husband Pierre (Charles Berling) and his childhood friend, Claude (Guillaume de Tonquédec).

Whilst waiting for Anna (Judith El Zein), his stylish younger spouse who is always running late, his cohorts gleefully bombard him with questions on his fast approaching fatherhood. But when his hosts ask Vincent what name he has chosen for his future offspring, his response plunges the family into chaos.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 25th July, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: France, Belgium

Director: Alexandre de la Patelliere, Matthieu Delaporte

Screenwriter: Alexandre de la Patelliere, Matthieu Delaporte

Cast: Valerie Benguigui (Elisabeth), Charles Berling (Pierre), Patrick Bruel (Vincent), Guillaume de Tonquedoc (Claude), Judith El Zein (Anna), Francoise Fabian (Francoise), Alexis Leprise (APollin), Juliette Levant (Myrtille)

Runtime: 109 mins

Classification:M

SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘WHAT’S IN A NAME’’:

David Griffiths:Stars(4.5) 

Please check Dave’s review of ‘What’s In A Name’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

 

Greg King: Stars(3.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘What’s In A Name’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au

Nick Gardener: Stars(3.5)

Please check Nicks’s review of ‘What’s In A Name’ that is available on Episode 42 of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(4)

IMDB Rating:  What's in a Name (2012) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘What’s In A Name′: Please check Episode #42 of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show for more reviews of ‘What’s In A Name’.

Trailer:

Paris Manhattan

Summary: Idealistic pharmacist Alice (the adorable Alice Taglioni) is totally obsessed with the works of Mr. Allen. She surrounds herself with images of him, continually quotes lines from his films and even prescribes her customers DVDs of his movies to help alleviate their ailments; it’s little wonder she’s still single in her thirties! Alice’s increasingly concerned Jewish parents hope to cure her fixation by setting her up with a handsome French gentleman (Patrick Bruel), but even he quickly realises that he’s no match for the man of her dreams.

Year: 2012

Australian Cinema Release Date: 13th December, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: France

Director: Sophie Lellouche

Screenwriter: Sophie Lellouche

Cast: Marie-Christine Adam (Nicole), Woody Allen (himself), Patrick Bruel (Victor), Margaux Chatelier (Laura), Gladys Cohen (Mme Gozlan), Louis-Do de Lencquesaing (Pierre), Marine Delterme (Helene), Arsene Mosca (Arthur), Yannick Soulier (Vincent), Alice Taglioni (Alice)

Runtime: 80 mins

Classification:PG

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Paris-Manhattan’ Review: 

Dave’s review of ‘Paris-Manhattan’ can be found here on the Helium Entertainment Channel

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Paris-Manhattan′: Check Episode #12 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Paris-Manhattan’.

Rating: 2.5/5

IMDB Rating: Paris-Manhattan (2012) on IMDb

What's In A Name

Summary: Vincent (Patrick Bruel), a successful forty-something, is about to become a father for the first time. His sister Élisabeth (Valérie Benguigui) invites him to a dinner party at her beautiful apartment in Paris, with her academic husband Pierre (Charles Berling) and his childhood friend, Claude (Guillaume de Tonquédec).

Whilst waiting for Anna (Judith El Zein), his stylish younger spouse who is always running late, his cohorts gleefully bombard him with questions on his fast approaching fatherhood. But when his hosts ask Vincent what name he has chosen for his future offspring, his response plunges the family into chaos.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 25th July, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: France, Belgium

Director: Alexandre de la Patelliere, Matthieu Delaporte

Screenwriter: Alexandre de la Patelliere, Matthieu Delaporte

Cast: Valerie Benguigui (Elisabeth), Charles Berling (Pierre), Patrick Bruel (Vincent), Guillaume de Tonquedoc (Claude), Judith El Zein (Anna), Francoise Fabian (Francoise), Alexis Leprise (APollin), Juliette Levant (Myrtille)

Runtime: 109 mins

Classification:M

SUBCULTURE MEDIA/THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘WHAT’S IN A NAME’’:

David Griffiths:Stars(4.5)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘What’s In A Name’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

 

Greg King: Stars(3.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘What’s In A Name’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au

Nick Gardener: Stars(3.5)

Please check Nicks’s review of ‘What’s In A Name’ that is available on Episode 42 of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(4)

IMDB Rating: What's in a Name (2012) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘What’s In A Name′: Please check Episode #42 of The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show for more reviews of ‘What’s In A Name’.

Trailer: