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Festivals & events

07 March 2009 à 17:01

The Alliance Française French Film Festival turns 20!

From March 4 through April 5 this year, French cinema takes pride of place on Australian screens during the 20th anniversary of the Alliance Française French Film Festival.

With 34 films presented at this event this year, the 2008 Alliance Française French Film Festival offers an ambitious panorama of the latest in French film production. Gérard Jugnot launched the festival with a presentation of Faubourg 36 (Paris 36) on March 4 at the Palace Academy Cinema in Sydney.

Until March 20, moviegoers in Sydney and Melbourne will be the first to discover this new selection of films. The cities of Canberra and Brisbane will then play host to the event, with screenings held until the end of March, when the event will travel to Perth and Adelaide for its final leg.

French cinema has performed exceptionally well in Australia over the past two years, twice crossing the 2 million admissions threshold. 37 French films were released last year in Australian theaters. Transporter 3 and Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (I’ve Loved You So Long), released respectively late December and early February, met with marked success. Transporter 3 registered 260,000 admissions and Il y a longtemps que je t'aime registered 140,000 admissions.

For further information:

Contact : Grégory Fleuriet

Latest update : 25 June 2009 à 17:01 CEST

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The Alliance Française French Film Festival - 2008

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : French films

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