Entries by Festival Team

C’est fini!

Bonjour Festival Fans, Voilà le festival est terminé — the 2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival is over. Six very intense cinephile weeks lie behind us with with many memorable openings, events and emotional film moments. Merci again to everyone who joined us in cinemas across New Zealand to celebrate the best of French cinema. We look […]

Christchurch Encore Sessions

Encore! Encore! We are bringing back the most popular 2017 films for two days at Hoyts Northlands in Christchurch. Tickets are available from the cinema or through the links on the film pages. The Odyssey (L’Odyssée) Saturday 8 April, 3:30 pm 1948. Jacques-Yves Cousteau, his wife, and his two sons live in paradise, but Cousteau dreams of adventure […]

Auckland Encore Sessions

Encore! Encore! We are bringing back the most popular 2017 films for three days at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket and Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna in Auckland. Tickets are available from screening venues or through the links on the film pages. Penny Pincher! (Radin!) Friday 31 March, 6:00 pm, Rialto Cinemas Newmarket Saturday 8 April, 6:00pm, Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna François […]

Wellington Encore Sessions

Encore! Encore! We are bringing back the most popular 2017 films from 1 – 2 April at Embassy Theatre, Wellington. Tickets are available from the cinema box office or through the links on the film pages. Encore sessions will be screening in Deluxe, so be sure to book your seats tout de suite. Things to Come […]

Direct-From-France Titles You Won’t Want to Miss

With the 2017 Festival underway in several cities, we want to highlight our unmissable direct-from-France titles. Screenings are limited for these sessions, so we recommend booking in tout de suite. A Kid (Le fils de Jean) Directed by Philippe Lioret One morning, 33 year-old Mathieu receives a phone call and discovers that his biological father […]

Spotlight on a Sponsor: Eau Thermale Avène

To celebrate our 2017 Festival sponsors, we are continuing our ‘Spotlight on a Sponsor’ special on our blog to introduce the people behind the brand. This week, we are pleased to present our wonderful Sponsor Eau Thermale Avène. Brand Manager Sarah Navarro sat down to answer our short questionnaire and give us some insight into the […]

Planetarium Director Rebecca Zlotowski Announced as Festival Guest

We are delighted to announce director Rebecca Zlotowski will travel to New Zealand to present her stunning feature film Planetarium at selected screenings in Auckland and Wellington. Rebecca Zlotowski has a reputation for films of emotional depth and striking visuals. Taking us back to the height of studio cinema, Planetarium showcases opulent costumes and stunning […]

Spotlight on a Sponsor: TV5MONDE

To celebrate our 2017 Festival sponsors, we are continuing our ‘Spotlight on a Sponsor’ special on our blog to introduce the people behind the brand. This week, we are pleased to present our wonderful Sponsor TV5MONDE. Alexandre Muller, Managing Director of TV5MONDE Asie Pacifique, sat down to answer our short questionnaire and give us some […]

Focus on Female Filmmakers

This year, we are proud to shine a spotlight on the brightest female stars of the directing world. This is reflected in the numerous works featured in this year’s line-up which have been crafted by supremely talented female directors. In the Festival programme section Women to the Fore, viewers are invited to experience a diverse […]

Spotlight on a Sponsor: Aircalin

To celebrate our 2017 Festival sponsors, we are continuing our ‘Spotlight on a Sponsor’ special on our blog to introduce the people behind the brand. This week, we are pleased to present our wonderful Sponsor Aircalin. Angela Hallett sat down to answer our short questionnaire and give us some insight into the company. What is your favourite […]