COME along to celebrate the best of contemporary French Cinema from March 1 to 24.

Following the overwhelming success of its 2015 season, the Alliance Française French Film Festival will return early March, 2016, with an exceptional array of contemporary French cinema to be fêted.

For its 27th season, the Festival is ready to mesmerise with a dazzling line-up of 48 superb features, one timeless classic and a fabulous new programme strand that will showcase five smash-hit French television series.

An impressive line-up supported by four Australian cinema personalities: the director George Miller, the esteemed film critic David Stratton and the actors Marta Dusseldorp and Benjamin Winspear.

Highlights of the 2016 programme include director Jacques Audiard’s 2015 Palme d’Or winning masterpiece Dheepan, as well as A Perfect Man, Mon Roi, La Belle Saison, The Anarchists, Boomerang and Valley of Love.

For the full programme visit the festival website:

Here is a selection of special events for you to enjoy:

  • Ménage à Trois – All About Them

Wednesday 2 March, Chauvel Cinema, 6.30pm Function / 7.00pm Screening

Join us for a delicious naughty-but-nice comedy about a love triangle. All About Them is the perfect balance between sweet melancholy and burlesque humour.

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  • Taste of France – First Growth

Tuesday 8 March, Palce Norton St, 7.00 pm Function / 7.30pm Screening

Enjoy a genuine taste of France at this cheese & wine screening. With lots of body and perfect finish, First Growth is a film to enjoy with friends and some jazz music.

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  • Opera Night – Marguerite

Thursday 10 March, Hayden Orpheum, Cremorne, 6.00pm Function / 6.30pm Screening

Let Marguerite’s voice bring you to heaven… or not! Come and celebrate music with a live Opera performance by the French Revue.

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  • Festival Guest – Call my Agent!

Tuesday 15 March, Palace Verona, 6.30 pm Film Introduction / 6.45pm Screening

Get the girls together for our dazzling Ladies’ Night event and delight in the latest comedy from talented writer-performer-director Julie Delpy.

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  • Ladies’ Night – Lolo

Wednesday 16 March, Palace Verona 6.30pm Function / 7.00pm Screening

Don’t miss the opportunity to step behind the scene and meet series co-writer Nicolas Mercier during a fifteen minute introduction.

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This cherished cultural event, will delight, stimulate and indulge those seeking the ultimate in French Cinema.


Dates and venues for the 2016 Alliance Française French Film Festival are:

SYDNEY: 1-24 March Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona, Chauvel Cinema & Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

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