2012 Alliance Française French Film Festival Program Announced

2012 Alliance Française French Film Festival

2012 Alliance Française French Film Festival posterThe Australian festival season really kicks off as the Alliance Française French Film Festival, running through from 6 March to 9 April in 6 capital cities around Australia, launches its latest program. Featuring over 40 films this year including opening night film Valérie Donzelli’s Declaration of War, Fred Cayavé’s Point BlankParis-Manhattan (featuring Woody Allen), Phillippe Loiret’s Welcome follow-up All Our DesiresCafé de Flore and Malgorzata Szumowska potentially controversial Elles, with Juliette Binoche.

Detailed information and Sydney screening schedule will also be online from Wednesday 1 February at www.affrenchfilmfestival.org or you can download the Official Festival Programme now (PDF).

Tickets will go on sale from 1 February 2012.

Official Opening Night Selection
DECLARATION OF WAR – directed by Valérie Donzelli

Closing Night
THE LAST METRO – directed by François Truffaut

It Happened In Your Neighbourhood
POINT BLANK – directed by Fred Cavayé
17 GIRLS – directed by Delphine & Muriel Coulin
PRESUMED GUILTY – directed by Vincent Garenq
OMAR KILLED ME – directed by Roschdy Zem
EARLY ONE MORNING – directed by Jean-Marc Moutout
NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU – directed by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
AND IF WE ALL LIVED TOGETHER – directed by Stéphane Robelin

It Must Be Love
THE ART OF LOVE – directed by Emmanuel Mouret
SILENCE OF LOVE – directed by Philippe Claudel
ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS – directed by Jean-Pierre Améris
GOODBYE, FIRST LOVE – directed by Mia Hansen-Løve
A HAPPY EVENT – directed by Rémi Bezançon
AGAINST THE WIND – directed by Jalil Lespert
PARIS – MANHATTAN – directed by Sophie Lellouche
DELICACY – directed by David Foenkinos & Stéphane Foenkinos

The Power and the Passion
THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO – directed by Robert Guédiguian
ALL OUR DESIRES – directed by Philippe Lioret
MY PIECE OF THE PIE – directed by Cédric Klapisch
THE RABBI’S CAT – directed by Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux
THE CONQUEST – directed by Xavier Durringer
PATER – directed by Alain Cavalier
FREE MEN – directed by Ismaël Ferroukhi

Talent Beware!
THE WELL-DIGGER’S DAUGHTER – directed by Daniel Auteuil
JO’S BOY – directed by Philippe Guillard
BUTTERFLY KISS – directed by Karine Silla-Perez
SIDEWAY – directed by Jean-Luc Perréard
18 YEARS OLD AND RISING – directed by Frédéric Louf

Happy Families
THE DAY I SAW YOUR HEART – directed by Jennifer Devoldère
THE SKYLAB – directed by Julie Delpy
YOU WILL BE MY SON – directed by Gilles Legrand
BELOVED – directed by Christophe Honoré

“Sex, Drugs and Rock‘N’roll”
HOUSE OF TOLERANCE – directed by Bertrand Bonello
AMERICAN TRANSLATION – directed by Pascal Arnold & Jean-Marc Barr
THE KIDS OF TODAY – directed by Jérôme de Missolz

A French Touch Around The World
NOTHING TO DECLARE – directed by Dany Boon
ELLES – directed by Malgorzata Szumowska
CAFÉ DE FLORE – directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
THE GIANTS – directed by Bouli Lanners

Not Only For Kids
TALES OF THE NIGHT – directed by Michel Ocelot
DUCOBOO – directed by Philippe de Chauveron
THE WAR OF THE BUTTONS – directed by Yann Samuell

A Life Devoted To the Arts
THE LOOK – directed by Angelina Maccarone
A LIFE FOR BALLET – directed by Marlène Ionesco
GAINSBOURG BY GAINSBOURG – NO COMMENT – directed by Pierre-Henry Salfati