ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 – interview with artistic director Philippe Platel

by GREG KING The 29th Alliance Francaise French Film Festival screens at Palace Cinemas around the country throughout March. The program features 50 films, ranging from comedies to contemporary dramas. The opening night film is C’est La Vie, a comedy from the directors of the superb The Intouchables. The closing night film is 50 Is The New 30, a romantic comedy.  This year there is a strong LGBT stream, with films like BPM and 4 Days In France. Greg spoke to Philippe Platel, the artistic director of the French Film Festival to find out more Continue reading

2017 CINE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL – interview with Gina Rubiano

by GREG KING The 2017 Cine Latino Film Festival screens at Palace Cinemas throughout November. This year there is a focus on Argentine Cinema, with 9 Argentine films, including Inseparable, a remake of the wonderful French film The Intouchables. Greg speaks to Gina Rubiano to find out more about this year's program. http://www.mediafire.com/file/wa9arfd0g8w73oy/221023_005.MP3 Continue reading

BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with Kim Petalas

by GREG KING The British Film Festival 2017 screens at Palace Cinemas from October 24. The opening night film is Breathe, the directorial debut from actor Andy Serkis, and this inspiring true story stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foye. The closing night film is the feel good Finding Your Feet. This year's retrospective screenings feature four star studded adaptations of classic Agatha Christie mysteries, including Murder On The Orient Express, Death On The Nile, Evil Under The Sun, and The Mirror Crack'd, featuring Angela Lansbury as Miss Marple. There are also Continue reading

2017 LAVAZZA ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL – interview with festival director Elyssia Zeccola-Hill

by GREG KING The 2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens at Palace Cinemas around the country from September 12. The opening night film is the comedy Let Yourself Go!, while the closing night film this year is Roberto Benigni's Oscar winning Life Is Beautiful. Screening during the festival is a range of contemporary comedies and dramas and award-winning films. This year the festival has a critics' prize, and six films are in competition. Greg speaks to festival director Elyssia Zeccola-Hill to find out more about what is on offer during the festival this Continue reading

ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – reviews

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens at Palace Cinemas around Australia in September. The opening night film is the Golden Globe Award winning comedy Let Yourself Go! Tenderness, the new film from director Gianni Amelio will be followed by Q&A sessions hosted by Greta Scacchi. ALL FILMS REVIEWED BY GREG KING LAST UPDATED SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 INDIVISIBLE. The centrepiece film screening at this year's festival is the gritty and vaguely disturbing drama Indivisible, which won four Donatella Awards, the Italian equivalent of the Oscars. Conjoined at the Continue reading