The Alliance Française Central Queensland was delighted to invite you to the 2023 CQ French Film Festival!

There were 2 venues this year:

The Walter Reid Centre Rockhampton - Friday and Saturday films


Yeppoon Cinemas - Sunday film

Merci bien!

Many thanks to everyone who supported this event and… à l’année prochaine!!

MAIGRET | Opening Movie | Friday 19 May

Gala Evening: doors open at 6pm | session starts at 7pm

$30 includes a glass of French wine and finger food                                No concession for this film

Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Aurore Clément, Mélanie Bernie Duration: 89mins   Rating: M

Paris, 1953. The body of a beautiful young woman is discovered, dressed in an elegant evening gown. There is nothing to identify her, and no witnesses. Pensive and world-weary Inspector Jules Maigret (Depardieu) endeavours to piece together her story, and in doing so uncovers details about her past and character.

The legendary Gérard Depardieu brings to remarkable life one of the most beloved characters from 20th century crime fiction in MAIGRET, the exquisite, masterfully-directed new crime drama from multi award-winning writer/director Patrice Leconte, based on Georges Simenon’s internationally best-selling novels.

A Cat in Paris |  Saturday 20 May  |  10am

$12 students, concession & members of Rocky Flix, Keppel Coast Flix, Alliance Française CQ   |   $15 no concession

Cast: Dominique Blanc, Bruno Salomone    

Directors: Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol

Duration: 65mins    Rating: PG

Dino is a Parisian cat that leads a double life. By day, he lives with Zoe, a little girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a police officer. By night, he works with Nico, a burglar with a big heart. Zoe has plunged herself into silence following her father's murder at the hands of gangster Costa. One day, Dino the cat brings Zoe a very valuable bracelet which turns out to be part of a jewelry collection that has been stolen. One night, Zoe decides to follow Dino…

The Kitchen Brigade |  Saturday 20 May  3pm

$15 students, concession & members of Rocky Flix, Keppel Coast Flix, Alliance Française CQ   |   $18 no concession

Cast: François Cluzet, Audrey Lamy                          Duration: 97mins    Rating: M

Following up from the French box-office hit INVISIBLES, director Louis-Julien Petit is back with THE KITCHEN BRIGADE, a comedy-drama that packs a punch.                                                                             Cathy, a headstrong 40-year-old sous-chef is finally about to fulfil her lifelong dream by opening her own gastronomic restaurant. But nothing goes as planned. Facing serious financial difficulties, she reluctantly accepts a job in the cafeteria of a shelter for young migrants. While she’s frustrated by her new position, Cathy’s skills and passion for cuisine start to change the kids’ lives. And they also have a lot to teach her...

With a stellar ensemble of world-class French actors and fresh faces, this endearing social comedy is a mixture of humour and humanity that proves that food can bring anyone together.

Farewell Mr. Haffmann | Saturday 20 May  7pm

$15 students, concession & members of Rocky Flix, Keppel Coast Flix, Alliance Française CQ   |   $18 no concession

Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Giles Lellouche, Sara Giraudeau         Duration: 116mins   Rating: M

Occupied Paris, 1941: Jews are instructed to identify themselves by wearing a yellow star. Jeweller Joseph Haffmann (Auteuil), fearing the worst, arranges for his family to flee the city and offers his employee François Mercier (Lellouche) the chance to take over his store until the conflict subsides. But his own attempts to escape are thwarted, and Haffmann is forced to seek his assistant’s protection.                                                               It’s a risky proposition for both men, and one that Mercier’s wife Blanche (Giraudeau) is sceptical of. As the couple move in to the Haffmann home, the agreement turns into a Faustian bargain that will forever change the fate of all…

CLOSING GALA EVENT - Sunday 21 May 2023

CQ Alliance Francaise French Film Festival final session!

Arrive early for mingling and purchases from Yeppoon Cinemas’ fully licensed (and delicious!) menu for consumption during the film. Session starts at 3pm.

The Innocent | Sunday 21 May | 3pm Yeppoon Cinemas

$15 General Admission

$35 with Glass Wine & Cheese Plate (online price only)

Cast: Louis Garrel, Noemie Merlant, Anouk Grinberg

Duration: 99mins   Rating: M

Familial tensions, criminal hijinks and unexpected romance collide in the uproariously entertaining new comedy hit from the multi-talented Louis Garrel.

Lyon, present day. When widowed marine biologist Abel learns that his impulsive mother Sylvie is once again re-marrying – this time to an inmate she met whilst teaching theatre in prison – he’s more than uncomfortable. Doubting that convicted burglar Michel is capable of staying out of trouble, Abel’s protective streak kicks in, and with the help of his best friend Clémence, he begins tailing his new stepfather’s movements.

Merci to our 2023 Sponsors!

We would like to thank the following organisations who provided funding and support towards the 2023 French Film Festival.


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