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2018 Alliance Française Classic Film Festival

The Alliance Française Classic Film Festival is returning for a fourth season of eternal French Cinema. In association with Palace Cinemas, Hayden Orpheum Cremorne and WA Maritime Museum, the Alliance Française and Studiocanal are holding this evocative event following the unparalleled success of the 2018 Alliance Française French Film Festival.

Taking place in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, the Festival will commence from early September onwards, presenting 6 films in 4 cinemas, encompassing more than 20 sessions, including an Opening Night event in each city.

Since its debut, the Alliance Française Classic Film Festival has been showcasing French cinema classics, honouring the actors and directors who have made an enduring contribution to France’s much celebrated film industry.

With the sad passing of Jeanne Moreau, aged 89, last year, the Festival is paying tribute to this legendary actress of La Nouvelle Vague. The 2018 season will present 6 of her most renowned films from 1958 to 1991. Moving from stage to cinema in the 50s, Moreau achieved national recognition with starring roles in controversial and landmark films. She performed with many of the leading art-house directors of the time including Roger Vadim, Michelangelo Antonioni, Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut and Louis Malle who recognized her as “the prime stage actress of her generation”. Her professionalism and strength of character charmed many directors, including Orson Welles who considered her the “best actress in the world”.

Famed for her role in François Truffaut’s New Wave classic Jules and Jim, her international career was recognized with numerous Awards such as César for Best Actress and honorary César, an honorary Golden Lion, a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress and an honorary Golden Bear at Berlin, to name but a few.

Actors such as Michel Piccoli, Jean Paul Belmondo, Michel Serrault, Lino Ventura and many more will join Moreau under the spotlight for 4 memorable days in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Dates and venues for the 2018 Alliance Française Classic Film Festival are:


6-9 September:  Palace Norton Street & Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne


18-21 October:  WA Maritime Museum


8-11 November: The Astor Theatre

Festival schedule and tickets available from 9 August at:

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