French Film Festival

20-22 May 2022

The Alliance Française Central Queensland was pleased to invite you to our 2022 French Film Festival in Rockhampton.

All films were subtitled in English. The event was a great success. Thank you for your support.

When:
20-22 May 2022

Where:
Walter Reid Cultural Centre,
Cnr Derby St and East St,
Rockhampton, QLD

Opening Gala

Friday 20th May
6pm drinks and nibbles, 7pm film starts

Aline

For Aline Dieu, nothing in the world matters more than music, family and love. Her powerful and emotional voice captivates everyone who hears it, including successful manager Guy-Claude Kamar, who resolves to do everything in his power to make her a star. As Aline climbs from local phenomenon to best-selling recording artist to international superstar, she embarks on the two great romances of her life: one with the decades-older Guy-Claude and the other with her adoring audiences.

Saturday 21st May
9:30am doors open, 10am film starts

Haute Couture

Esther is at the end of her career as Head Seamstress at Dior Avenue Montaigne workshop. One day, she gets her handbag stolen in the metro by a 20 year old woman, Jade. Instead of calling the police she decides to take care of Jade. She sees in her the opportunity to pass on her skills, the craft of dressmaking, her only wealth. In the frenetic world of Haute Couture, Esther will give Jade “la beauté du geste”, a way to reach beyond herself.

Saturday 21st May
2:30pm doors open, 3pm film starts

Lost in Paris

Fiona is a Canadian librarian who flies to Paris and discovers that her 88-year-old aunt is missing. As Fiona scours the city looking for her, she encounters Dom, a friendly but annoying tramp who won't leave her alone.

Saturday 21st May
6:30pm doors open, 7pm film starts

Delicious

France, 1789, just before the Revolution. With the help of a surprising young woman, a chef who has been sacked by his master finds the strength to free himself from his position as a servant and opens the first restaurant.

Sunday 22nd May
2:30pm doors open, 3pm film starts

The Big Hit

Etienne, an often out of work but endearing actor, runs a theatre workshop in a prison, where he brings together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage Samuel Beckett's famous play Waiting for Godot. When he is allowed to take the colourful band of convicts on a tour outside of prison, Etienne finally has the chance to thrive. Each date is a new success and a unique relationship grows between this ad hoc group of actors and their director. But soon comes the final performance in Paris. Will their last night together be the biggest hit of them all?

Merci to our Sponsors!

We would like to thank the following organisations who provided funding and support towards the 2022 French Film Festival.

Lawrences Motors Rockhampton

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