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French Film Festival

French Film Festival

Join us this July for the 12th annual Wagga Wagga French Film Festival, prested by Alliance Française de Wagga Wagga.

Opening on Bastille Day, Sunday 14th July, with the comedy Le Grand Bain (Sink or Swim), and with wine and canapés served before the film.

 

Ticket prices:

Adults: $17.50

Seniors: $12.50

Concessions: $15.50

Children under 15 years: $12.50

Alliance Française de Wagga Wagga members: $10.50 (members must present membership cards)

8 movie pass: $84.00

French Film Festival
  • Le Grand Bain (Sink or Swim)
    Runtime: 137 Minutes
    Starring: Guillaume Canet, Mathieu Amalric, Virginie Efira, Leïla Bekhti, Marina Foïs
    Language: French, with English subtitles
    40-year-old Bertrand has been suffering from depression for the last two years and is barely able to keep his head above water. Despite the medication he gulps down all day, every day, and his wife's encouragement, he is unable to find any meaning in his life. Curiously, he will end up finding this sense of purpose at the swimming pool, by joining an all-male synchronised swimming team.
  • Pupille (In Safe Hands)
    Runtime: 125 Minutes
    Starring: Sandrine Kiberlain, Gilles Lellouche, Miou-Miou, Élodie Bouchez, Youssef Hajdi
    Language: French, with English subtitles
    Théo is given up for adoption by his biological mother on the very day he is born. After this anonymous birth, the mother has two months to change her mind… Or not. The child welfare services and adoption service spring into action… The former have to take care of the baby and support it during this limbo-like time, this period of uncertainty, while the latter must find a woman to become his adoptive mother. She is called Alice, and she has spent the last ten years fighting to have a child.
  • Dilili à Paris
    Runtime: 109 Minutes
    Starring: Prunelle Charles-Ambron, Enzo Ratsito, Natalie Dessay, Elisabeth Duda, Olivier Voisin
    Language: French, with English subtitles
    With the help of her delivery-boy friend, Dilili, a young Kanak, investigates a spate of mysterious kidnappings of young girls that is plaguing Belle Epoque Paris. In the course of her investigation she encounters a series of extraordinary characters, each of whom provides her with clues that will help her in her quest.
  • Photo de famille (Family Photo)
    Runtime: 114 Minutes
    Starring: Vanessa Paradis, Camille Cottin, Pierre Deladonchamps, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Chantal Lauby
    Language: French, with English subtitles
    Gabrielle is a "statue" for tourists, much to the chagrin of her teenage son. Elsa is in angry at the world and desperate to become pregnant. Mao is a chronically depressed video game designer who drowns his melancholy in alcohol and psychoanalysis. They are brother and sisters but do not hang out. Ever. Their parents Pierre and Claudine, separated for a long time, have really done nothing to strengthen the bonds of the family - yet, at their grandfather's funeral, they are going to have to meet, and together answer the question: "What to do with grandma?"
  • La Dernière folie de Claire Darling
    Runtime: 108 Minutes
    Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Alice Taglioni, Olivier Rabourdin, Samir Guesmi
    Language: French, with English subtitles
    On this beautiful, bright first day of summer, Claire Darling has decided to get rid of all her estate. She’s laid down all her favourite objects on her front lawn for one splendid garage sale. As a horde of curious bystanders and neighbors fights over the ridiculously underpriced antiques, each object resurrects flashes of Claire Darling’s tragic and flamboyant life. Alerted by her childhood friends, Marie Darling, Claire’s estranged daughter, is forced to come back to the family mansion to stop this sale and unveil the reasons behind her mother’s eccentric decision.
  • I Feel Good
    Runtime: 118 Minutes
    Starring: Jean Dujardin, Yolande Moreau, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Joseph Dahan, Lou Castel
    Language: French, with English subtitles
    He’s lived for too long off his parents. It’s time for 40-year-old slacker Jacques to get by on his own. One-time gigolo and a borderline bum, he knows what he wants – to become rich and famous. He even has a business plan: tourism combined with cheap plastic surgery. Jacques moves in with his older sister, Monique, who manages an Emmaus village in the south west of France. And before long, the smooth-talking chancer has convinced a group of workers to pool their meagre funds and set out on a trip to a clinic in Bulgaria, where all their dreams of a brighter and more beautiful future will all come true. If only…
  • Larguées (Dumped)
    Runtime: 110 Minutes
    Starring: Miou-Miou, Camille Cottin, Camille Chamoux, Johan Heldenbergh, Olivia Côte
    Language: French, with English subtitles
    Françoise has just been dumped by her husband for a much younger woman. In order to cheer her up, and to celebrate her 60th birthday, sisters Rose and Alice decide to take their mother to a resort on the tropical island of Reunion so they can relax, work on their tans, and have too many margaritas. But when Rose pays a one-night stand, Thierry, to show her mother a good time, their holiday plans start to unravel.
  • Celle que vous croyez (Who Do You Think I Am?)
    Runtime: 117 Minutes
    Starring: Juliette Binoche, Claude Perron, Charles Berling, Jules Houplain, François Civil
    Language: French, with English subtitles
    Claire, a 50-year-old divorced teacher, creates a fake Facebook profile of a 24-year-old woman. She finds a photo of a pretty young brunette and uses it. She has created an entirely fictional character, but why?