Are you ready, Community Member?

We are proud to celebrate the 30th edition of the Alliance Française French Film Festival as it comes to Adelaide, starting Thursday, 21 March! Get the most out of the Festival with 54 films on offer and 317 screenings over two cinemas, Palace Nova Eastend and Prospect. And if that's not enough, you can even enter our special French Film Festival competition with 5 fantastique prizes to win!

Let us know on Facebook and Instagram what films you've seen and loved during the Festival, using the hashtags: #af_fff_aus and #afadelaide. We hope you'll enjoy this year's Festival, here are just some of the amazing films in the 2019 line-up!

Opening Night

The Trouble With You
(En liberté!)

Thursday 21 March
Palace Nova Eastend

6:30pm Reception
7pm Screening & Opening Night Party

Let's kick-start our 30th Anniversary together with this romantic action comedy directed by talented French filmmaker, Pierre Salvadori. Enjoy a glass of wine, food and music!

Tickets and information here

Brittany By The Sea

Raising Colours

Tuesday 26 March
Palace Nova Eastend

6:15pm Reception
7pm Screening

Come and celebrate Brittany with this powerful movie filmed in one of the most beautiful regions of France. Enjoy a delicacy from Brittany and a cider on arrival.

Tickets and information here


Wine and Cheese Night

Sink or Swim
(Le grand bain)

Thursday 4 April
Palace Nova Eastend

6:15pm Reception
7pm Screening

Dive into this refreshing comedy, which has been making waves as French cinema's biggest hit of the year with its superstar cast of French screen legends. Enjoy it with a glass of wine and a cheese tasting!

Tickets and information here

One Night in Québec, Canada

The Fall of the American Empire
(La chute de l'empire américain)

Thursday 11 April
Palace Nova Eastend

6:15pm Reception
7pm Screening

Join us for this witty and sardonic thriller that looks deep into Québec society, with finger food and drink provided for you to enjoy. This special night is supported by the High Commission of Canada in Australia.

Tickets and information here

Closing Night

Kiss & Tell
(Voyez comme on danse)

Thursday 18 April
Palace Nova Eastend

6:30pm Reception
7pm Screening

All good things must come to an end - so join us for the last screening of the Festival with finger food, a glass of wine, and this intergenerational family comedy, starring some of the all-time greats of French cinema.

Tickets and information here

The Sisters Brothers
(Les frères sisters)

Set in gold rush California of the 1850s, Eli and Charlie Sisters (John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix) are notorious, cold-blooded assassins hired by an Oregon City crime boss, The Commodore, to settle a score.

Winner: Best Director
(Jacques Audiard)

Tickets and info here


While sorting through his recently deceased mother’s belongings, Gauthier discovers that he is the product of an affair between his mother and Guy Jamet, an ex-music-mega-star who is now derided in today's media.

Winner: Best Actor
(Alex Lutz)

Tickets and info here

Memoir of War
(La douleur)

Marguerite Duras remembers her past in the Resistance during Nazi-occupied France with her husband, Robert Antelme. She throws herself desperately into securing his return, after the Gestapo deports her husband. 

Nominated: Best Film,
Best Director, Best Actress

Tickets and info here

Juliette Binoche
Pierre Niney
Who You Think I Am
(Celle que vous croyez)

Binoche plays Claire, a university lecturer and mother of two teenage boys, who is contending with the approach of middle age and worries of her lover's infidelity. She impulsively creates a fake Facebook profile so she cankeep an eye on him: she’s ‘Clara’, vivacious, blonde... and 24 years old.

Tickets and info here


Through the Fire
(Sauver ou périr)

Franck is a firefighter beyond reproach. His commitment to his job and motto “to save or perish” is mirrored in the loving relationship he shares with his wife, Cécile and their children. His greatest test comes when, in the line of duty, Franck gets horribly burned, his survival being nothing less than a miracle.

Tickets and info here



Two siblings, Rose and Alice. who don’t often see eye-to-eye, agree that their mother, Françoise (Miou-Miou) needs some urgent cheering up after being dumped by their father for a younger woman. To celebrate Françoise 60th birthday, the sisters take her to the beautiful tropical island of La Réunion.

Tickets and info here


(Doubles vies)

Selena is caught in a personal rut as a policewoman on a popular TV show. Her lover is author Léonard whose publisher and long-time friend just happens to be her husband, Alain. Their professional and personal conflicts reach boiling point when Alain refuses to publish Léonard’s new work, while Selena is convinced it’s a masterpiece.

Tickets and info here
Promise at Dawn
(La promesse de l'aube)

Romain Gary gives a ‘fictionalised’ telling of his early life, attributing his success to his endearing yet eccentric mother who simultaneously burdened him with her boundless maternal love. Twists and turns are abound from Gary's difficult childhood in Poland and a sun-drenched adolescence in Nice, through to piloting adventures in Africa.

Tickets and info here
In Safe Hands

When baby Theo’s birth mother surrenders him to adoption, child protection services, and officers such as Karine, are called to action, and the harsh realities of the adoption process are pulled into sharp focus, exposing the conflicting conundrums faced by many women – those giving up their babies and those desperate to have their own.

Tickets and info here


Two storylines are intertwined as half-siblings Charlotte and Guillaume explore first love with different stages of experience. Genesis captures the singularity of first love while incorporating a healthy current of humour.

Tickets and info here
Keep Going

Having reached a stalemate in their relationship, Sybille has persuaded her adult son Samuel to join her on a trek in the hope of establishing a new rapport as they undertake a cross-country odyssey through Kyrgyzstan.

Tickets and info here
Girls of the Sun
(Les filles du soleil)

Lawyer-turned-freedom fighter Baha prepares to liberate her Kurdistan village and free her son taken hostage by extremists. French journalist Mathilde, arrives to cover the story of Baha and her Kurdish army.

Tickets and info here

Astérix: The Secret of the Magic Potion
(Astérix, le secret de la potion magique)

This latest big-screen adventure sees Astérix, Obélix and a cast of old favourites go on the hunt for a talented druid to entrust a secret recipe.

Tickets and info here
Dilili in Paris
(Dilili à Paris)

Dilili, a stowaway from the Pacific island of New Caledonia, takes it upon herself to get to the bottom of a series of kidnappings, in  this exquisite journey that will bring you back to Belle Époque Paris.

Tickets and info here
Remi, Nobody's Boy
(Rémi sans famille)

Remi, a young orphan raised by a peasant woman, Mrs Barberin, is snatched away at the age of 10 and entrusted into the care of an eccentric, wandering musician, Vitalis, as they they criss-cross France of a bygone era.

Tickets and info here

Sorry Angel
(Plaire, aimer et courir vite)

An intimate chronicle of a romance and a portrait of life in early 1990s France, Sorry Angel follows the intertwining journeys of Jacques, a worldly Parisian writer, and Arthur, a curious, carefree and much-younger university student who is just beginning to find himself, and thrive.

Tickets and info here

Lara is an adolescent transgender girl from Belgium with a passion to become a professional ballerina. She commences her journey into gender reassignment with the support of her family, but her teenage impatience and the immense pressures of ballet push Lara to the brink.

Tickets and info here
(Un couteau dans le cœur)

Shunned by Loïs, her girlfriend and editor, in 1979 Paris, Anne is driven to regain Loïs’ love by shooting her most ambitious film yet. However, when one of the actors is brutally murdered, she finds herself caught up in a very strange and twisted investigation.

Tickets and info here

Members of the Alliance Française d'Adélaïde are entitled
to 25% off General Admission Adult tickets (saving $5.50)
as well as $5 off tickets for our Special events!

To purchase your Alliance Française Membership, visit our Members page. Two discount tickets per membership card per session will apply. Proof of concession/membership must be presented at the cinema box office to obtain discount. See all ticketing information for our French Film Festival films, visit the French Film Festival website.





Alliance Française d'Adelaïde Inc.

319 Young Street
Wayville SA 5034
+61 (0) 8 8272 4281


Opening Hours:

Monday - Thursday:
 9am - 6:30pm
Friday: 9am - 3:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Sunday & public holidays: Closed

School Holidays:

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays: Closed

Click to Unsubscribe | Update My Profile