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French Film Festival

French Film Festival

Join us this July for the 13th annual Wagga Wagga French Film Festival, presented by Alliance Française de Wagga Wagga.

Opening on Bastille Day, Wednesday 14th July, with the romantic comedy Antoinette dans les Cévennes (My Donkey, My Lover and I)

French Film Festival
  • Antoinette dans les Cévennes (My Donkey, My Lover & I)
    Runtime: 111 Minutes
    Starring: Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, Olivia Côte, Denis Mpunga, Marie Rivière
    Language: In French with English subtitles
    Antoinette, a school teacher, is looking forward to her long planned summer holidays with her secret lover Vladimir, the father of one of her pupils. When learning that Vladimir cannot come because his wife organized a surprise trekking holiday in the Cévennes National Park with their daughter and a donkey to carry their load, Antoinette decides to follow their track, by herself, with Patrick, a protective donkey.
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  • Adieu les cons (Bye Bye Morons)
    Runtime: 102 Minutes
    Starring: Virginie Efira, Albert Dupontel, Nicolas Marié, Jackie Berroyer, Philippe Uchan
    Language: In French with English subtitles
    When 43-year-old hairdresser Suze Trappet finds out that she's seriously ill, she decides to go looking for a child she was forced to abandon when she was only 15. On her madcap bureaucratic quest she crosses paths with JB, a 50-year-old man in the middle of a burnout, and Mr. Blin, a blind archivist prone to overenthusiasm. The unlikely trio set off on a hilarious and poignant helterskelter journey across the city in search of Suze's long-lost child.
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  • Les Parfums (Perfumes)
    Runtime: 115 Minutes
    Starring: Emmanuelle Devos, Grégory Montel, Gustave Kervern, Sergi López, Zélie Rixhon
    Language: In French with English subtitles
    Anne Walberg is a celebrity in the world of perfume. She creates fragrances and sells her incredible talent to companies of all kinds. She lives as a diva, selfish, with a strong temper. Guillaume is her new driver and the only one who is not afraid to stand up to her. No doubt this is the reason why she does not fire him.
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  • La Daronne (Mama Weed)
    Runtime: 120 Minutes
    Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Liliane Rovère, Hippolyte Girardot, Iris Bry, Pierre Rousselet
    Language: In French with English subtitles
    Based on the novel by Hannelore Cayre, the story centers around Patience Portefeux, an underpaid, overworked French-Arabic translator in charge of phone surveillance for a narcotics police unit. When she realises she knows the mother of one of the drug dealers, Patience decides to cover for him and gets herself more and more deeply involved in the world of drug trafficking. Soon, she is using her insider knowledge and police resources to build her own crime network and earns the name Mama Weed.
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  • Police (Night Shift)
    Runtime: 113 Minutes
    Starring: Omar Sy, Virginie Efira, Grégory Gadebois, Peyman Maadi, Anne-Pascale Clairembourg
    Language: In French with English subtitles
    Three Parisian police officers are charged with driving a stranger back to the border. However, Virginie realizes their prisoner will most likely be killed upon return to his country and so goes about attempting to convince her fellow officers to release him.
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  • Petit Vampire (The Little Vampire)
    Runtime: 97 Minutes
    Starring: Alex Lutz, Jean-Paul Rouve, Louise Lacoste, Claire de la Rüe du Can, Quentin Faure
    Language: In French with English subtitles
    Little Vampire lives in a haunted house with a merry group of monsters, but he is bored stiff! One night, he secretly sneaks out of the manor along with his trusted bulldog, Phantomato, on a quest to find some new friends.
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  • La fine fleur (The Rose Maker)
    Runtime: 110 Minutes
    Starring: Catherine Frot, Melan Omerta, Fatsah Bouyahmed, Olivia Côte, Marie Petiot
    Language: In French with English subtitles
    Eve used to be one of the most famous rose creators in the world. Today, her company is on the verge of bankruptcy. On top of that, her secretary Vera has hired three outcasts with absolutely no gardening skills. Though they have nothing in common, they come up with the most crazy plan that could change their lives forever...
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  • Un triomphe (The Big Hit)
    Runtime: 122 Minutes
    Starring: Kad Merad, Marina Hands, Laurent Stocker, Pierre Lottin, Wabinlé Nabié
    Language: In French with English subtitles
    Etienne, an often out of work but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage Samuel Beckett’s famous play Waiting for Godot. When he is allowed to take the colorful band of convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive.
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