AFF 2020: Films from France and other countries – not in French

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Last week we told you about the Adelaide Film Festival 2020 (AFF 2020) films that are in French. In this article we tell you about the 5 films co-produced with France, which are not in French as well as a film with a French theme which are showing at AFF 2020.

AFF 2020

AFF 2020: French co-prodouctions not in French



Having abandoned an acting career to become a Jehovah’s Witness missionary in a remote Georgian village at her husband’s suggestion, Yana finds herself under pressure when locals burn their place of worship during a service. The men surrounding her , police, her husband, her son and God, are all unsympathetic and manipulative. Yana searches for peace.

This Franco-Georgian film from new Georgian female director Déa Kulumbegashvili and showcases her signature style while telling Yana’s story in an unconventional fashion.

FROM: Georgia, France

IN: Georgian




A documentary from Austrian born, French based director Hubert Sauper. Epicentro asks about the lingering effects of American international imperialism in Cuba and the Spanish-American War in 1898 being the first war in which cinema played an important role.

Rather than ask the opinions of experts, Hubert Sauper prefers to turn to children (or “little prophets” as he refers to them) and people he meets in the streets of Cuba.




In the dusk

It’s 1948 in Lithuania. The war may be over but the struggle is just beginning. Untė, 19, is resisting Soviet occupation as part of the partisan movement. Their resistance is compromised however, not by their small place in world geopolitics, but by turning on each other in betrayal and retribution.

FROM: Lithuania, France, Czech Republic, Portugal, Serbia, Latvia

IN: Lithuanian

Memory House

Memory House is the debut feature film from Brazilian film-maker João Paulo Miranda Maria.

In the white, white world of a milk factory there lives a black man, transplanted from the North of Brazil to a former Austrian colony in the country’s South.

One day an abandoned house he discovers will remind him of his origins. As he settles into the abandoned house, reason starts to slip away, and the barriers between human and animal become more and more tenuous.

FROM: Brazil, France

IN: German, Portuguese



Symbiosis is a short film which depicts an evocative migration of envy. A wife stalks her husband to understand the women he’s cheating with.

Winner of the Grand jury award at SXSW, Symbiosis is part of the Adelaide Film Festival 2020 Animation Shorts program. It screens alongside French language short-film Genius Loci.

FROM: France, Hungary

No dialogue


AFF 2020: Film with a French theme


Phil Liggett: The Voice of Cycling

Phil Liggett has delivered commentary of 47 Tours de France and 15 Olympic Games.

This documentary from duo Eleanor Sharp and Nickolas Bird is the follow-up to their other cycling work MAMIL in 2017. In Phil Liggett: the voice of cycling they ask “how much longer can Phil continue to be the voice of cycling?”


AFF 2020 Tickets

AFF 2020 has a number of ticketing options available to cater to those who want to see one or a few films right up to those who want to go to see every single film at AFF 2020.



Individual ticket prices are $20 plus booking fee for adults ($17 plus booking fee for concession card holders or film industry and $10 plus booking fee for youth.



Then there are 3, 7 and 10 film multi-passes which range from $50 plus booking fee to $120 plus booking fee for adults.



The AFF 2020 Gold Pass costs $299 plus booking fee and gets you 1 ticket to every standard screening and an official AFF 2020 lanyard. While the Platinum pass, which costs $499, gives you the following additions: 1 ticket to each of the Opening nights and Galas, Party invitations, special events, concierge service to help you book tickets on your pass.


You can purchase the various passes or tickets via this link:



You can view the entirety of the Adelaide Film Festival 2020 program here


Which films are you going to see at Adelaide Film Festival 2020?



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