Did we mention we like French Cinema? Just like everyone else, we are not immune to its pull. But instead of waxing lyrical about the filmic genre and letting this preference become the thing we base our entire personality off, we're just going to drop this news here. The annual Alliance Française French Film Festival has released its 2022 programme.
Ahead of its 33rd season taking place across Australia between 1 March to 26 April, the Alliance Française French Film Festival has dropped a list of ten contemporary titles we can expect to screen. These include the period drama Lost Illusions directed by Xavier Giannoli, a special screening of Purple Noon starring the inimitable Alain Delon, and La Traviata, My Brothers and I, a unique coming-of-age film about a young boy called Nour who dreams of being an opera singer.
Artistic director, Karine Mauris, says of the festival that "storytelling is in the DNA of human nature, and cinema is one of the most profound ways to share our stories of romance, humour, culture, action, tragedy and every emotion in between.”
“The festival’s 2022 edition is a French cinematic adventure, which not only captures our current society, but also shines a light on the future society we strive to build. We invite you to escape and head on enchanting journeys with our beautiful characters, whilst also finding comic relief during these often daunting times.”
Find a complete list of dates for the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022, below.
Sydney: 1st March to 6th April (Encore screenings: 7th to 10th April)
Screening at: Palace Central, Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona, Chauvel Cinema and Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Parramatta: 7th to 10th April
Screening at: Parramatta Riverside Theatres
Canberra: 2nd March to 6th April (Encore screenings: 7th to 10th April)
Screening at: Palace Electric
Melbourne: 3rd March to 6th April (Encore screenings: 7th to 10th April)
Screening at: Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Como. Palace Westgarth, Pentridge Cinema, The Kino and The Astor Theatre (Opening Night)
Perth: 9th March to 6th April (Encore screenings: 7th to 10th April)
Screening at: Camelot Outdoor Cinema, Luna Leederville, Luna on SX, Palace Raine Square and Windsor Cinema
Brisbane: 16th March to 13th April (Encore screenings: 14th to 18th April)
Screening at: Palace Barracks and Palace James Street
Adelaide: 24th March to 24th April (Encore screenings: 25th to 26th April)
Screening at: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas, Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas and Victa Cinemas (Victor Harbor)
Byron Bay: 30th March to 14th April (Encore screenings: 15th to 16th April)
Screening at: Palace Byron Bay
Hobart: 9th to 20th March
Screening at: State Cinema
For tickets, programme information and dates, head over to the Alliance Française French Film Festival website.