We are happy to announce this year's thrilling selection of contemporary French cinema as it makes its way to the big screen. From our Opening Night film, Lost Illusions, to our Closing Night film, Fly Me Away, and the 39 other films in between - there's something for everyone!
Tickets are now available for purchase to all films during the Adelaide season - 24 March to 26 April – at Palace Nova Eastend and
Prospect. PLUS, new to our 2022 season, the French Film Festival is heading south to Victor Harbor - 4 and 11 April - at
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Please contact Reception if you have any questions.
“I look forward to celebrating and discussing the profound impact of French cinema on global culture, as well as for me as a filmmaker"
Scott Hicks is an Academy Award nominated director and screenwriter, and winner of Emmy, Peabody and multiple Australian Film Institute awards. Other nominations include British Academy Awards for directing and Best Film. His Oscar-winning hit 'Shine' (1996) was nominated for 7 Academy Awards, 5 Golden Globes, 9 BAFTAS and won 9 Australian Film Institute awards, including Best Film.
His directing credits include Hollywood films : 'Snow Falling on Cedars' (1999) with Ethan Hawke and Max von Sydow, 'Hearts in Atlantis' (2001) with Anthony Hopkins, 'No Reservations' (2007) with Catherine Zeta-Jones, 'The Lucky One' (2012) with Zac Efron, and ‘Fallen’ (2016) – an independent feature shot in Hungary. Integral to this work has been the collaboration with his wife, producer Kerry Heysen.
Australian productions include 'Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts' (2007) a documentary feature on Philip Glass, 'The Boys Are Back' (2009), with Clive Owen, and his documentary feature 'Highly Strung', which opened Adelaide Film Festival 2015. 'Glass' was shortlisted for Academy Award nomination and a prime time Emmy Award and won the Best Documentary Australian Film Institute Award.
He is currently in production on another feature documentary ‘The Musical Mind’, and is developing film projects through his recently-formed MAY30 Entertainment venture with Singapore-based global company MindChamps.
An energetic supporter of the arts, he is Patron of the Helpmann Academy Foundation. He is also an accomplished photographer with five solo exhibitions to his credit. A keen cyclist and bibliophile, Scott has been known to escape from film meetings to Yacca Paddock Vineyards which he and Kerry own in the Adelaide Hills, in time to chase kangaroos off the vines at dusk in his Gator ATV.
Scott was honoured as South Australian of the Year (1999) and Australian of the Year for South Australia (2008).
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