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

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 – interview with artistic director Philippe Platel

by GREG KING   The 28th Alliance Francaise French Film Festival screens at Palace cinemas across Australia throughout March. The 45 films screening in this year’s festival offer a wonderful mix of artistry  and genres, and feature some of the biggest names in French cinema. The opening night film is The Odyssey, a biopic about the legendary Jacques Costeau, while closing the festival this year is the new comedy A Bun In The Oven, starring Karin Viard. Greg spoke to the festival’s new artistic director Philippe Platel to find out more about what’s on offer for Continue reading