Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022 program released!

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The Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022 program has been released and tickets are on sale now. There are 41 features and several special events in the 2022 program. We told you about the first 10 in a sneak-peak last week.

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022 categories

As always, the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022 program has been split into several categories. These are:

  • Cannes Highlights
  • We are Women
  • Riotous French Wit
  • Inspired, Inspiring
  • Paris: Past Perfect
  • Love: it’s Magnetic
  • Right here, right now
  • Escape
  • Films sans frontières
  • Amazing Nature
  • Family

 

Remastered

As always there’s an iconic French film which has been remastered in the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022. This year it is in honour of Alain Delon, the legend and is Purple Noon (Plein Soleil).

 

French greats and festival favourites

French greats and festival favourites Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Jean Dujardin, Virginie Efira, Cécile de France return to our screens at the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022. Laure Calamy, who goes from strength to strength since we first saw her in Call my Agent, also returns after last years festival hit Antoinette in the Cévennes.

 

An opening night film with nominations aplenty

The opening night film, Lost Illusions (Illusions Perdues) is the most nominated film at the 2022 César awards. It’s nominated a dazzling 15 times for the awards to be held on 25 February (making it the this year). It’s nominated for:

  • Best Film,
  • Best Director (Xavier Giannoli),
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (both Jeanna Balibar and Cécile de France are nominated),
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (both Xavier Dolan and Vincent Lacoste are nominated),
  • Most promising Actress (Salomé Dewaels),
  • Most promising Actor (Benjamin Voisin),
  • Best adaptation,
  • Best costumes,
  • Best production Design,
  • Best cinematography
  • Best editing
  • Best visual effects; and
  • Best sound

 

Special events

Apart from the opening night and closing night events for Lost Illusions (Illusions perdues) and Fly Me Away (Envole-moi), the 2022 festival also has three or four other special events depending on which city you’re in. The films screened at these events vary per city so we won’t list them all here.

 

Trailers

You can view trailers for 28 of the 41 films on the official festival YouTube site here

 

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022 in numbers

  • 33rd edition
  • 41 films and documentaries
  • 19 Australian premieres
  • 2 International premieres
  • 47 days across Australia (From 1 March to 26 April)
  • 9 locations
  • 27 cinemas

 

2022 Festival Reviews

We’ve already reviewed 2 of the films showing at the 2022 festival. There are more reviews to come over the next month or so. You can read the reviews so far here:

REVIEW: Love Songs for Tough Guys

REVIEW: A Tale of Love and Desire

 

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022 Dates

  • Adelaide: 24thMarch to 24thApril (Encore screenings: 25th to 26th April)
  • Brisbane: 16thMarch to 13thApril (Encore screenings: 14th to 18th April)
  • Byron Bay: 30thMarch to 14thApril (Encore screenings: 15th to 16th April)
  • Canberra: 2ndMarch to 6th April (Encore screenings: 7th to 10th April)
  • Hobart: 9thto 20thMarch
  • Melbourne: 3rdMarch to 6th April (Encore screenings: 7th to 10th April)
  • Parramatta: 7thto 10thApril
  • Perth: 9thMarch to 6th April (Encore screenings: 7th to 10th April)
  • Sydney: 1stMarch to 6thApril (Encore screenings: 7th to 10th April)

 

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased directly from the cinemas or via the festival website. Ticket prices also vary from city to city so consult the festival website and select your city for more information.

 

What films are you planning to see at this year’s festival?

 

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