The Perth Festival 2024 is almost here and before the rest of the festival starts, the Perth Festival Lotterywest Films portion does. This time, it’s bringing a selection of seven French and Francophone films to the big screen. From the Palme d’Or-winning Anatomy of a Fall to the visually inventive EO, there’s something for everyone at this year’s festival.
Read on to discover the seven French and Francophone films to see at Perth Festival 2024.
FRENCH LINK: French is one of the languages in this multi-lingual film.
With a relentless pace and plenty of kick, Copa 71 makes it easy to get swept up in the excitement. Told by the pioneering women who participated in it and built from archives unseen for 50 years, Copa 71 is the extraordinary story of the 1971 Women’s Soccer World Cup, a tournament witnessed by record crowds that has been written out of sporting history, until now.
FRENCH LINK: French is one of the languages in this multi-lingual film. It also stars French vedette Isabelle Huppert.
Liberated from the circus after protests by animal activists, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes embarks on a journey through Europe that’s variously wondrous, mystifying and sometimes scary. Directed by legendary Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski, this visually inventive film highlights mankind in all its madness.
NOTE: This film hasn’t even been released in France yet! So we don’t have a trailer to share with you.
The story of a rebellious spirit in a conformist society. Set in 1870s rural France, Rosalie tells the story of a young woman who is about to marry a man she doesn’t love. She hides a secret, a difference that she no longer wants to hide. Will Abel be able to love her when he discovers the truth?
FRENCH LINK: A Spanish-French co-production with a French team of co-producers: Jérôme Vidal, Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon.
A hand-drawn animated film set in an alternate-reality 1980s New York City tells the heart-warming story of a lonely Dog who decides to build a companion, Robot, through a mail order. Dog and Robot quickly become inseparable, exploring Manhattan and rollerblading in Central Park.
However, a sudden incident leaves Robot rusted and abandoned on a beach. The film follows their journey to reunite, emphasising the value of cherished friendships, even if they are fleeting. Directed by Spanish filmmaker Pablo Berger, this delightful and dialogue-free animation, based on a graphic novel by Sara Varon, is a colourful gem suitable for the whole family.
The winner of this year’s Palme d’Or, Anatomy of a Fall is a riveting portrait of a German writer on trial for her husband’s murder in the idyllic French Alps, with her vision-impaired son as the only potential witness. Featuring an electrifying lead performance from Sandra Hüller, this gripping courtroom drama puts a microscope on the complexities of relationships and the legal process.
This is Justine Triet’s fourth feature film, and follows the less-acclaimed Sibyl and Victoria both starring Virginie Efira.
NOTE: This film was only released in France this week!
A sumptuous and exceptionally well-crafted film that tells the story of two food enthusiasts who fall in love. Set in late 19th century France, the film combines mouth-watering dishes with a tale of midlife romance.
Directed by Trân Anh Hùng, it stars Juliette Binoche (who needs no introduction) and Benoît Magimel (who also stars in Rosalie at this year’s Perth Festival Lotterywest film festival).
FRENCH LINK: French is one of the languages in this multi-lingual film.
A breathtaking debut feature from Senegalese writer-director Ramata-Toulaye Sy, tells of the romance and struggles of young lovers against traditional expectations. Their relationship faces suspicion as Adama refuses to assume her deceased brother’s role as chief. When a drought hits the region, villagers fear the couple has brought a curse.
Premiering at Cannes, the film is a lyrical exploration of folklore, fate, and obsession, set against a vivid backdrop.
These are just a few of the many great films on offer at this year’s Perth Festival Lotterywest Films. Which are you going to see?
You’ve been asking and reading our previous year articles in anticipation so we’re answering you now with where in Australia you can buy the Galette des Rois 2022. Find out where you can buy the Galette des Rois near you.
We’ll give you some more information about the Galette des Rois in a separate article on Sunday when it will be celebrated in France.
Choukette Fine Pastries will be making the traditional Galette des Rois with porcelain fèves. It will be available in 3 different sizes:
4 people 27$
6 people $33
8 people $38
Orders are available any time.
Frenchilicious Kitchen‘s Galette des Rois is available in the traditional almond frangipane filling. It contains a ceramic fève but this can be removed and replaced with an almond or nothing at all. These galette des rois are available in 2 sizes:
4-6 serves for $38; and
8-10 serves for $48
They are only available during a short window from 3 to 7 January with the possibility of a further period from 25 to 31 January.
Orders can be placed via the website (with the requested date for pick up in the comment section). Please allow 3 days notice. Pick up in Carnegie.
Noisette‘s Galettes Des Rois are back in store from 6th -9th of January. Perfect puff pastry filled with a delicious frangipane almond cream!
Available for pre order now by calling your local store – Port Melbourne 9646 9555 or Bentleigh 9557 7110.
The Galette des Rois 2022 is available in 2 different sizes:
20cm 6 serves $35
30cm 10-12 serves $50
Only available via pre-order. Collection in Stirling 6021 or Uber delivery can be organised by the customer. Place your order via message to her Facebook page or by text message to 0476 792 043.
French Sweet will be making the Galette des Rois from the first week of January but details are not available at the time of publishing.
Layers Bakery will have a a classic almond frangipane galette des rois 2022 served with a French fève and a crown. It will be available in one size of 6-10 servings for $36.
The Galette des Rois 2022 will be available for all of January but only on special order. They ask their customers order at least 3 days in advance. They can place orders at the bakery or via Facebook or Instagram or email: [email protected]
Maison Saint Honoré will very likely be selling the Galette des Rois in 2022 but at the time of publishing no further information is known.
W.H.I.P Patisserie will be making traditional almond frangipane puff pastry Galette des Rois 2022.
They will be available in 2 sizes:
individual, about 10cm, $8 from their market stall; and
a larger size, approx 25cm, $45, only available via pre-order with 2 days’ notice.
As they will be on leave, their Galette des Rois won’t be available until 20 January onwards.
Traditional: puff pastry pie filled with almond cream $42
Chocolate: puff pastry pie filled with chocolate $42
Sheherazade Galette: combining the traditional puff pastry pie, almond cream, with a Sheherazade twist of rose flavour and lychee $48
All 3 galettes each serve 6-8 people. They can be ordered online. French Cakes Sydney is on leave and will be back on 4 January so you can have your Galette des Rois after then.
La Renaissancewill make the traditional Galette des Rois with puff pastry and frangipane. It will contain a traditional fully baked porcelain figurine fève and will come with a crown.
It is available in two sizes:
Small to serve 6: $38
Medium to serve 8: $48
Their Galette des Rois 2022 are available from Monday 6th December until mid-January. Pre-orders are strongly recommend as their galettes sell out each year. Pre-order yours via this link
Le Breton makes its traditional Galette des Rois from 100% Butter pate feuilletée and filled with frangipane almond cream.
They are available in two sizes:
Medium 6 people $38.00;
Large 8-10 peoples $48.00
The fèves are extra special this year, being 24 carats gold! The Feve & crown are included in the Galette des Rois 2022 prices.
Orders are already open for Le Breton’s Galette des Rois 2022 and they are available now. Order via email [email protected], telephone (02) 9969 9654 or via Facebook.
Le Petit Saigon at Rhodes Shopping Centre will have Galette des Rois available in two sizes:
medium $46; and
They come with a gold bean as a fève and a crown is provided.
Pre-order your Galete des Rois 2-3 days in advance.
Madame & Yves has a traditional frangipane Galette des Rois as well as a Raspberry Almond one. There is also the possibility of a limited number of Yuzu. It is available in two sizes:
6 serves $36; and
10 serves $46.
Madame & Yves’s galette des rois 2022 will come with fèves from the eclairs collection.
Pre-orders can be made in store, by telephone 0279008498 or online
Mimi’s Pastry is making a Galette des Rois in the traditional frangipane to serve 8 people. It’s 24cm and costs $45. It contains a fève and comes with a crown.
Pre-orders can me made via the website – Free delivery only Sat 8th, whole month of january Friday, Saturday and Sunday until feves run out. Pick up from various locations.
Note: it is a limited number as Mimi’s Pastry produces small batches. It may be sold out before the end of January. Order 3 days before are preferable.
Patisserie Le Marais will have its traditional frangipane Galette des Rois available in two sizes throughout January:
6-8 people $46
The fèves are provided but not inserted into the galette and they come with a crown.
Order 2 days in advance via text or by phone on 0406 027 194.
Tonton Bread is making its Galette des Rois in two flavours:
Grand marnier Traditional frangipane 35$
Limited edition Coconut and Cherry Black Galette (activated carbon puff pastry) 40$.
They come with fèves and a crown like in France.
You can order at Tonton Bread’s shop in Surry Hills, or online www.tontonbread.com.au Delivery is available within 5km of the shop. Their Galette des Rois will be available from today December until late January ( note they are closed on the 1, 2 and 3 January).
Victoire Boulangerie is making the traditional frangipane galette. It has the traditional porcelain fève and a cardboard crown.
It is available in the following sizes:
Small 2-4 people $15
Medium 4-6 people $30
Large 6-10 people $50
They make 2 large, 6 medium and 4 small every day that they are open (they’re closed Mondays) through all of January (none in February or only orders). 2 days notice are needed for orders.
Will you join the Galette des Rois tradition in 2022? Do you know who you will pick as your King or Queen?