Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021: the program has been released!

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The Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021 program has been released today.

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021

It’s the 32nd festival and the first one programmed by Karine Mauris, the new Artistic Director of the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021. Karine has a background immerged in cultural creativity. She is passionate about emerging talents and the discovery of stories that highlight the many facets of French life.


Karine has chosen 37 films for her festival with films both by established filmmakers as well as by emerging talents. Filmmakers you may know include Ruben Alves, Éric Barbier, Éric Besnard, Quentin Dupieux, Marc Fitoussi, Anne Fontaine, Yann Gozlan, Éric Lartigau, Gabriel Le Bomin, Emmanuel Mouret, François Ozon and Nicolas Vanier. Emerging filmmakers showcased at this year’s festival include Kaouther Ben Hania (The Man Who Sold His Skin), Manele Labidi (Arab Blues) and Chloé Mazlo (Skies of Lebanon).


In addition, there are films by actor/directors such as Valérie Lemercier, Albert Dupontel, Géraldine Nakache and Samir Guesmi.


The films chosen by Karine give us the chance to watch great European actors on the silver screen, such as Jean-Paul Belmondo, Monica Bellucci, Isabelle Carré, Alain Chabat, François Cluzet, Camille Cottin, Emmanuelle Devos, Lou de Laâge, Gérard Depardieu, Laeticia Dosch, Romain Duris, André Dussollier, Virginie Efira, Catherine Frot, Grégory Gadebois, Blanch Gardin, Ana Giradot, Golshifteh Farahani, Isabelle Huppert, Kad Merad, Tchéky Karyo, Vincent Lacoste, Alex Lutz, Isabelle Nanty, Sylvain Marcel, Pierre Niney, Denis Podalydès, Kristin Scott Thomas, Omar Sy, Patrick Timsit, Karin Viard and Lambert Wilson.


And again, it’s also the chance to discover emerging talents such as films starring Félix Lefebvre, Finnegan Oldfield, Emma Mackey, Benjamin Voisin and Alexandre Whetter.


Watch the trailer for the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021:


A COVID-safe festival

The strictest COVID protocols will be respected in each city, including social distancing, sanitising and circulation of clean air, to ensure a safe cinema experience.


L’Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021 will screen in the following cities on the following dates:



23 March to 20 April

Encore: 21 to 22 April



17 March to 13 April

Encore: 14 & 15 April



24 March to 14 April 2021

Encore: 15 & 16 April



4 March to 31 March

Encore: 1 to 5 April



11 March to 20 March 2021



3 March to 31 March

Encore: 1 to 5 April



8 April to 11 April 2021



10 March to 7 April

Encore: 8 to 11 April



2 March to 31 March

Encore: 1 to 5 April


You can find the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021 program on the official website at:


While you count down to this year’s French Film Festival in March and April, you may wish to watch some French films from previous Alliance Française French Film Festivals:

Melbourne, you don’t have to miss out on the AFFFF 2020 films!

7 French films from the AFFFF 2019 to watch for free at home

11 French movies from the 2019 Alliance Française French Film Festival to watch on SBS on Demand



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