The media launch of the 2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival took place in Sydney during the week, and I was eager to attend, spurred on by the thought that there might be some free food and wine to go with it. Journalists are easily persuaded.
And my instincts were right. Look what I found.
That’s a plate of cheese (fromage in French).
Or it was. In my hands it soon became a plate of discarded toothpicks, albeit fancy toothpicks with the French flag draped on them. And very tasty cheese it was too.
I even kept some of the toothpicks as souvenirs. Journalists are shameless scroungers!
The French Film Festival is Australia’s largest foreign language film festival, attracting some 160,000 patrons. This year, the 28th year in its history, the festival will be screening in:
- Sydney (March 7-30)
- Melbourne (March 8-30)
- Canberra (March 9-April 4)
- Perth (March 15-April 50
- Brisbane (March 16-April 9)
- Adelaide (March 30-April 23)
- Hobart (March 30-April 8)
- Parramatta (April 6-9)
- Casula (April 8-9)
Here is the official festival trailer, plus trailers of some films that will be featured. Looks good!
Here’s one for those who like snorkelling, scuba diving and Audrey Tautou.
Here’s one for those who like period dramas, loopy families and Juliette Binoche.
Here’s one for those who like Mr Wrongs, Mr Rights and Marion Cottilard.