French Film Festival 2019

Opening Night Film - The Trouble with You (En liberté!(M) 1 hour 47 mins

Friday 17 May at 6.30pm for 7.00pm

All Tickets $25.00 (includes light refreshments)

Director: Pierre Salvadori

Cast: Adèle Haenel, Pio Marmaï, Audrey Tautou

One of the biggest audience hits of Cannes 2018, this sparkling new, French riviera-set screwball comedy from French cinema’s master of the genre Pierre Salvadori (Wild Target, Après Vous, Priceless) is an irresistible mix of laughs, action and romance.

French with English Subtitles 

"French humor that does the impossible, transcends the Atlantic humor barrier." Ron Wilkinson
"There are also not too many leading men who are as charming as [Pio] Marmaï, or as scary." Kent Turner 

 

Claire Darling (La dernière folie de Claire Darling(M) 1 hour 34 mins

Saturday 18 May at 2.30pm

All Tickets $12.00

Director: Julie Bertuccelli

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Alice Taglioni

What are we without our memories and most-treasured possessions? That’s the question that we’re invited to contemplate in CLAIRE DARLING, the thoughtful and affecting new film from Julie Bertuccelli (Since Otar Left), based on the best-selling novel by Lynda Rutledge.  Starring Catherine Deneuve & her real-life daughter Chiara Mastroianni.

French with English Subtitles 

"On screen there are presences that surpass the characters or the identity of their actors or actresses. They can be the incarnation of an entire filmography. This is what we see in Catherine Deneuve." Daniel de Partearroyo

 

Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez(MA15+) 1 hour 40 mins

Saturday 18 May at 4.30pm

All Tickets $12.00

Director: Safy Nebbou

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Nicole Garcia, François Civil

Juliette Binoche is phenomenal in this gripping and tantalising new drama, playing a divorced university lecturer and mother of two teenage boys whose life is upended when she becomes entangled in an online relationship with dangerous repercussions. 

French with English Subtitles 

"A compulsively watchable drama which taps into some genuinely intriguing themes." Wendy Ide, Screen International 
"Writer-director Safy Nebbou tucks bittersweet human observations between unabashedly outlandish twists." Guy Lodge, Variety 

 

Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer Et Courir Vite)  (MA15+) 2 hours 12 mins 

Saturday 18 May at 7.00pm

All Tickets $12.00

Director: Christophe Honoré

Cast: Vincent Lacoste, Pierre Deladonchamps, Denis Podalydès

Winner of the prestigious 2018 Prix Louis Delluc, this emotionally rich portrait of life in early 1990's France from Christophe Honore (Love Songs, Beloved) chronicles a romance between a wordly author and a curious, much-younger university student.  

"The lines have a consistently witty, acerbic sting; the voices we hear belong to men who are at once entirely comfortable in their skin and yet unafraid to discover new things about themselves." Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
"A film that has both a narrative and an approach that transcends the expected cliches in order to give viewers a more ambitious experience." Peter Sobczynski, RogerEbert.com

 

Family Photo (Photo De Famille) (M) 1 hour 38 mins

Sunday 19 May at 2.30pm

All Tickets $12.00

Director: Cécilia Rouaud

Cast: Vanessa Paradis, Camille Cottin, Pierre Deladonchamps

An all-star cast features in this superbly witty and entertaining new dramedy hit about three estranged adult siblings who are forced to reunite following the passing of their grandfather, to decide how to take care of their beloved matriarch, Mamie.

French with English Subtitles 

 

I Feel Good (M) 1 hour 43 mins

Sunday 19 May at 4.30pm

All Tickets $12.00

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Cast: Jean Dujardin, Yolande Moreau, Jo Dahan

Featuring Academy Award-winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) as a ne’er-do-well with delusions of grandeur and Yolande Moreau (Seraphine) as his long-suffering sister, this hilarious new anti-capitalist comedy delivers on its title in spades. 

French with English Subtitles 

"A delight." Boyd van Hoeij 
"That "I Feel Good" finally hands Dujardin a role he can wrap his arms around is perhaps the greatest of its many offbeat pleasures..." Guy Lodge, Variety  

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