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FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL

Forum 6 Cinemas and Alliance Française de Wagga Wagga are delighted to present our 11th annual French Film Festival, showcasing eight of the best films from this year’s Sydney AF Film Festival, sponsored by Knights Meats and The Artisan Baker Wagga Wagga.

Our opening night film Le sens de la fête screens on Bastille Day, Saturday 14th July at 7pm. Join us at 6:30pm for wine and canapés.

 

                 

  • Runtime: 131 Minutes
    Starring: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve, Vincent Macaigne, Alban Ivanov
    Language: French & Tamil with English subtitles
    Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Max Angély has enjoyed a celebrated career as a caterer and event organiser. Today, it’s all hands on deck for Pierre and Héléna’s nuptials in a breathtaking 17th century French chateau. As per usual, Max has everything precisely organised but, as the celebrations get underway, Murphy’s Law takes over, and his perfectly planned occasion risks disintegrating into a chaotic farce. Can Max and his team pull together to make Pierre and Héléna’s special day memorable for all the right reasons?
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  • Runtime: 116 Minutes
    Starring: Vincent Cassel, Tuheï Adams, Malik Zidi, Pua-Taï Hikutini, Pernille Bergendorff
    Language: French & Polynesian with English subtitles
    César Award-nominated director Édouard Deluc teams with the incomparable Vincent Cassel for Gauguin. Here, Cassel takes on the colossal task of playing renowned French post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin during his self-imposed exile in Polynesia in 1891; a period that coincided with the creation of some of the artist’s most lauded works. Suffering under the weight of what he feels are the constricting mores and stultifying political climate of bourgeois Paris, Gauguin moves to the island of Tahiti, intenton re-discovering his artistic motivation. While immersed in the South Pacific, he experiences solitude, poverty and sickness but also – thanks to a young and captivatingly beautiful ingénue, Téhura (played by newcomer Tuheï Adams) – unrestrained passion and love, which adds fuel to his creative fire. Wonderfully photographed to capture the rich, exquisite colours of Tahiti that so stimulated Gauguin, Cassel brings a mesmerising screen aura and irrefutable originality to the fore in what is a provocative examination of Gauguin’s experiences with colonialism and sexuality, and the lasting impact on his art.
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  • Runtime: 129 Minutes
    Starring: Omar Sy, Ana Girardot, Alex Lutz, Hélène Vincent, Chantal Lauby
    Doctor Knock is a former thug who has become a doctor and arrives in the small village of Saint-Maurice to make his fortune according to a particular method. It will make the villagers believe that they are not as healthy as they might think. It is thus that he will find in each one an imaginary symptom, or not, and thus will be able to exercise his profession lucratively. Under his seductive looks and after gaining the confidence of the village, Knock is on the verge of achieving his ends. But his past catches up with him and an old acquaintance disrupts the doctor's plans.
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  • Runtime: 158 Minutes
    Starring: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz, Felix Maritaud
    Language: French with English subtitles
    Paris, in the early 1990s: a group of young activists is desperately tied to finding the cure against an unknown lethal disease. They target the pharmaceutical labs that are retaining potential cures, and multiply direct actions, with the hope of saving their lives as well as the ones of future generations.
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  • Runtime: 105 Minutes
    Starring: Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Noémie Merlant, Féodor Atkine, Evelyne Buyle
    Language: French with English subtitles
    1809, France. Captain Neuville is called to the front, leaving his future bride heartbroken. Her sister decides to write letters on his behalf to cheer her up. But it all goes south when Neuville reappears.
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  • Runtime: 128 Minutes
    Starring: Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot, François Civil, Jean-Marc Roulot, María Valverde
    Language: French & English with English subtitles
    Jean left his hometown ten years ago. When his father falls ill, he comes back and reunites with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie. As seasons go by around their vineyard, they'll have to trust each other again.
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  • Runtime: 104 Minutes
    Starring: Agnès Jaoui, Thibault de Montalembert, Pascale Arbillot, Sarah Suco, Lou Roy-Lecollinet
    Language: French with English subtitles
    Fifty-year-old Aurore Tabort has separated from her husband and newly unemployed, discovers she is to become a grandmother. She feels as if her own life has come to a standstill, and is slowly being pushed away to the fringes of society. But after bumping into the great love of her youth, Totoche, something changes - Aurore wonders if it might still be possible to embark on something new, and brings a touching, true-to-life poignancy to an endearing portrait of the resilience of womanhood, as an everyday heroine on the road to (re)discovery.
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  • Runtime: 106 Minutes
    Starring: Félix Bossuet, Clovis Cornillac, Tchéky Karyo, Thierry Neuvic, Margaux Châtelier
    Language: French with English subtitles
    The Belle & Sebastian adventure began in 2013 when a six-year-old and his dog sought to foil a Nazi attempt to capture French resistance fighters. As the name suggests, such an incredible friendship between boy and beast continues in this third instalment of the film series, Belle & Sebastian, Friends for Life. Picking up where its predecessor left off, Sebastian (Félix Bossuet) is now aged 12, and has decided not to follow his father and Angelina to Canada, choosing instead to remain in the French Alps with César (Tchéky Karyo) to watch over Belle who’s now become mother to three beautiful pups. When a stranger arrives claiming to be Belle’s rightful owner, Sebastian finds himself in a position where he must protect his best friend and her little ones.
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