13 films from the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021 to stream

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The Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022 program will be released in a few weeks but if you want to watch Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021 movies in streaming, this article is for you. We have found 13 films from the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021 to stream or rent online. Find out which ones and where below! Enjoy the film!

films from the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021 to stream

 

The Godmother (also known as Mama Weed) (La Daronne)

To rent (paid):

Apple TV
Amazon Prime Video
Google Play
Microsoft
YouTube
Telstra TV
Fetch

 

Bye Bye Morons (Adieu les Cons) – lisez notre critique du film 

Apple TV
Google Play
YouTube
Fetch TV
Amazon Prime Video

 

Appearances (Les Apparences)

On streaming

Binge
Foxtel Now

To rent (paid):

Amazon Prime TV
Google Play
Youtube
Microsoft
Fetch TV
Apple TV

 

The Rose Maker (La Fine Fleur)

To rent (paid):

Microsoft TV
Fetch
Apple TV
Amazon Prime Video
Google Play
YouTube

 

Antoinette in the Cévennes also known as My Donkey, My Lover & I (Antoinette dans les Cévennes)

On streaming:

Foxtel Now

 

To rent (paid):

Apple TV
Amazon Prime Video
Google Play
YouTube
Microsoft
Fetch

 

Love Affair(s) (Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait)

To rent:
Google Play
YouTube
Apple TV
Fetch TV

 

Summer of 85 (Été 85)

To rent (paid):

Fetch
Google Play
Microsoft
YouTube
Apple TV

 

De Gaulle

On streaming:

Binge
Foxtel Now

To rent (paid):

Google Play
YouTube
Microsoft
Fetch
Apple TV
Amazon Prime Video

 

Arab Blues (Un divan à Tunis)

On streaming:

Mubi

 

Gagarine

On streaming:

SBS on Demand

 

Mandibles (Mandibules)

To rent (paid):

Fetch
Google Play
Microsoft
YouTube
Apple TV

 

Little Vampire (Petit vampire)

To rent (paid):

Google Play
YouTube
Telstra TV
Fetch
Apple TV
Amazon Prime Video
Microsoft

 

Vicky ad Her Mystery(Mystère)

On streaming:

Netflix

 

FESTIVAL FILMS THAT AREN’T AVAILABLE ON STREAMING OR TO RENT ONLINE

The other films that were part of the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021 program are not (yet) available on streaming or online rental services but we will check from time to time and update this article as we find them mais on on streaming or online rental services.

 

Aline – the film will be having a cinematic release in February

Delicious (Délicieux) Currently in cinemas

Eiffel

#Iamhere (#JesuisLa)

The Speech (Le Discours)

How to Become an Astronaut (Thomas Pesquet, l’étoffe d’un héros)

Effacer L’historique (Delete History)

I’ll go where you go  (J’irai où tu iras)

Perfumes (Les Parfums)

The Big Hit (Un triomphe)

Fahim, the Little Chess Prince (Fahim)

Final Set (5ème set)

Miss

Moving On (Un Vrai Bonhomme)

The Man Who Sold His Skin (L’homme qui a vendu sa peau)

Skies of Lebanon (Sous le ciel d’Alice)

Small Country: an African Childhood (Petit Paysan)

Black Box (Boîte noire) read our film review

Night Shift (Police)

Little Girl (Petite Fille)

Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary (Calamity, une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary)

 

What were your favourite films from the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021?  Did you discover some new films from the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021 to stream?

 

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What is the Galette des Rois and why do the French celebrate it?

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A few days ago we told you where you can purchase the Galette des Rois in Australia but do you know the history of the day and why it is eaten? Read on to find out.

In France, the Christian holiday Epiphany is celebrated with the King’s Cake called the Galette des Rois.

 

What is Epiphany?

Epiphany is a Christian celebration with different meanings depending on whether the Church is Western or Eastern. For the Western church it commemorates the three Magi’s (often known as 3 wise men or 3 kings) visit to baby Jesus. For the Eastern churches, it is the day of Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River. It is also known as Three Kings’ Day.

 

It is the 12th day of (after) Christmas and is fixed in the Western church calendar as 6 January. The date on which it is celebrated though moves from year to year and is generally the Sunday between 2 and 9 January. This year it is celebrated today, 2 January 2022.

 

The tradition of the galette dates back to the 14th Century! While no longer a particularly religious holiday in France, the occasion is still celebrated with the Galette des Rois, a cake which can only be found and eaten throughout the month of January. Many eat it to ring in the new year with friends and family.

What is the galette des rois?

The Galette des Rois is traditionally a cake of puffed pastry (known as pâte feuilleté in France) filled with frangipane (not to be confused with the frangipani flower), which is a creamy almond paste-like mixture. Many patisseries in France, and now in Australia too, make galette des rois with non-traditional fillings as well such as chocolate with pears, or raspberry to name just a few.

Galette des Rois - Couronne des Rois

There are regional variations of the Galette des Rois to be found in France as well. A brioche style cake with candied fruit is often found in the South of France.

 

And the fèves?

The Galette des Rois also traditionally contains a “fève”, which is a porcelain charm hidden inside the cake. These have become highly collectable items for some and pâtissiers around France stand out not only with their flavour combinations and artistry but with the fèves their Galettes contain.

This person in Alsace has a collection of more than 167, 000 fèves!
© Stéphanie Mallauran / France 3

The tradition: be a King or Queen for a day!

There is a tradition to the cake, whereby the youngest person hides under the table and tells whoever is cutting the cake who should get which piece. The person who receives the fève in their slice then gets to wear the crown and is King or Queen and gets to choose their partner for the day. If you are the person who receives the piece with the fève, you have been the one who has “tiré les rois” (drawn the King) from the cake.

To find out where you can buy the Galette des Rois in Australia in 2022, click here

 

Will you be King or Queen for the day?

 

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