9 multi-languages films that include French at Melbourne International Film Festival 2019

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Melbourne International Film Festival is currently on and continues until 18 August. In this article, we tell you about films that are in French, but not only in French. Scroll to the end for links to our other MIFF 2019 articles.



Embed yourself in with a group of soldiers in the trenches on 11 November 1918, ten minutes before peace is declared, bringing World War I to an end.

Country: Belgium France

Language: Dutch, English and French



Tactile and trippy, Ayahuasca takes you on a hallucinogenic journey … from the safety of your VR headset.

Jan Kounen’s mind-expanding “spiritual reality” experience travels deep into a world – and visions – inspired by psychedelic brew ayahuasca. Vivid and intense colours and images flip and fold before your eyes as space scales and changes in a fantastic voyage.

Country: France, Luxembourg

Language: English, French with English subtitles



An 18th-century African boy, kidnapped into slavery, rises through the ranks of Viennese high society in this powerful, formally stunning work.

Country: Austria, Luxembourg

Language: French and German


Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles

This absorbing animated effort tells the tale behind an inimitable cinematic talent and one of his most controversial works: avant-garde Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel and his 1933 short documentary Las Hurdes.

Country: Netherlands, Spain

Language: French, Spanish



Starring Isabelle Huppert as a famous French actress, Frankie is the latest intimately observed, tenderly wrought drama from Ira Sachs – with Marisa Tomei, Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear and Jérémie Renier also featuring.

Country: France, Portugal

Languages: English, French and Portuguese


La Flor Parts 1-3




Settle in for 14 hours of remarkable filmmaking from iconoclastic Argentinean director Mariano Llinás, whose La flor ups the ante of his 2008 Historias extraordinarias, taking his experiments in cinematic storytelling to unequalled new heights.

Country: Argentina.

Language: Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.



“A feminist portrait, Papicha seduces especially for its energy, its freshness and the charisma of its lead character.” – Cineuropa

Country: Algeria, Belgium, France, Qatar

Language: Arabic and French


The Mountain

Jeff Goldblum stars as a charismatic lobotomist on an oddball roadtrip across 1950s America in The Mountain, the latest work of madness and magic from cinematic iconoclast Rick Alverson.

Country: USA

Language: English, French.


The Rest

Ai Weiwei fills his latest affecting, insightful and highly topical documentary with the voices, faces and bodies caught in Europe’s refugee crisis.

Country: Germany

Language: Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Italian, Kurdish, Turkish


You can also read about other films at the Melbourne Film Festival in the following articles:

9 French animated films to see at Melbourne International Film Festival 2019

7 films from female directors to see at MIFF 2019

5 documentaries in French to see at Melbourne International Film Festival 2019

What are your thoughts on multi-language films?



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