Alliance Française French Film Festival 2020
The world’s largest festival dedicated to French film – the Alliance Française French Film Festival – returns to Sydney for its 31st year. This festival is a manifestation of France’s cinematic and cultural richness, as well as the longstanding artistic partnership between France and Australia. With support from Palace Cinemas and UniFrance, this year will see 49 diverse French films being shown on the big screen at cinemas across Sydney.
Opening this year’s program is “The Extraordinary” – a heartfelt film from directors Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, who famously brought us award-winning “The Intouchables” back in 2011. The opening night film, which follows the story of carer Bruno who runs a shelter for autistic youth, has received accolades for approaching a difficult subject matter with dignity and gentle humour. Also featuring among the festival’s 2020 program are female-led comedy “How to be a Good Wife” (Martin Provost) and biopic “Edmond” (Alexis Michalik), set in the Belle Epoque period.
The festival’s varied program will be sure to satisfy film buffs, French language learners, French expats in Sydney and anyone who has an interest in the nation’s unique culture and history.
The Alliance Française French Film Festival kicks off on the 10th of March. Click HERE for more information.