Presenting our 2017 Festival Poster

The holiday season has arrived and we would like to wish you all Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année.

The French Film Festival elves are busy finalising the print programme and preparing for a fantastic celebration of French cinema, but before we ring in the holidays, we are delighted to reveal our 2017 poster.

Featuring Marion Cotillard in a still from Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World (Juste la Fin du Monde), our poster reflects the dramatic selection of films that will screen across New Zealand starting on 1 March, 2017.


During the design process, Festival director Dorothée Basel found the striking still to be the perfect fit.

“A strong female lead, a great depth of storytelling, exploring all the possibilities of narrative cinematic space. Our 2017 Festival poster invites you to experience a wide range of emotions through the engaging films presented: ‘One language, but a world of emotions’.”

You can read more about It’s Only the End of the World (Juste la Fin du Monde) and watch the trailer on the film page.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway on Facebook. We have a few unclaimed prizes, so be sure to check our Facebook page to see if you’re a winner. Stay tuned to all of our official channels to win even more prizes in the new year.

The full AF FFF 2017 programme will be available online and in print from Thursday 2 February 2017. We look forward to sharing the joy of French cinema with you from 1 March – 12 April 2017 in 12 cities across New Zealand. Visit our Dates and Venues page for details.

For further information, keep an eye on your inbox, and our official online channels.

A très bientôt au cinéma,
The Festival Team