French Kisses are the Best Kisses: French Film Festival 2015

Australia, let us ask you a few questions: are you tired of watching the same Hollywood blockbusters over and over without seeing some tits or a solid ‘boom boom boom’? Are you sick of all these 3 hour movies and other meaningless trilogies? Well, we are. And we have found the perfect event for you cinema lovers: the French Film Festival.

For its 26th annual edition, the French Film Festival – organized by the Alliance Française – is reaching its highpoint with over a thousand screenings of 2014’s best French movies in a large amount of venues.

The line-up highlights the immense diversity of French Cinema – which was the second most exported in 2013, after the United States. You will be able to enjoy comedies, dramas, thrillers, kid’s movies but also a selection of the finest documentaries. The section ‘Lest We Forget’ is paying a tribute to the commemorations marking the Century of the First World War with the screening of ‘Captain Conan’ (1996), ‘Grand Illusion’ (1937) and ‘The Officer’s Ward’ (2000).

We have investigated the program for you and already have spotted a few must-see flicks. For the ones who have watched the very famous ‘The Intouchables’ (2010), we recommend ‘Samba’, made by the same directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache with Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The biopic ‘Saint Laurent’ by Bertrand Bonello, tracing the life of the French couturier Yves Saint Laurent, was also one of the most anticipated movies of 2014. Finally, we would opt for ‘Eden’ by the female director Mia Hansen-Love: a semi-biography about the ‘French Touch’, a music movement related to worldwide artists such as Daft Punk and Cassius.

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

For the legends who wanna start learning French, opening their minds to a different culture or just getting out of their comfort zones, we highly recommend you to attend the French Film Festival. The Vulture will. Oi oi.

Get ya tix here folks


Matea Pichet


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