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Alliance Francaise Classic Film Festival


Thu 12 Oct 2017, 6:00pm

Where: Astor Theatre, 1 Chapel Street, St Kilda East, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

The Alliance Française Classic Film Festival aims to showcase masterpieces of French cinema, highlighting an actor or director who has made an indelible contribution to France’s celebrated film industry.

The 2017 season will focus on the iconic Jean-Paul Belmondo, showcasing restored versions of 6 of his most renowned films from 1961 to 1974. Considered a key figure of the French New Wave, Belmondo’s career of almost 60 years has been internationally fêted through Awards such as the César, the Golden Lion and the Golden Camera, a Career Achievement Award at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and an honorary Palme d'Or from the Cannes Film Festival. In recognition of his influence beyond the confines of cinema, Belmondo was also honoured with the National Order of the Legion of Honour in 2007 and the National Order of Merit in 2017.

Between thriller and drama, comedy and adventure, audiences will be invited to savour these films as they were meant to be experienced on the big screen. You will rediscover ‘Bébel’s’ magnificence in the company of actors Charles Boyer, Serge Reggiani, Emmanuelle Riva, Gérard Depardieu, Françoise Dorléac, Raymond Devos, François Périer, Anna Karina, and many more.

The Festival will present 6 films:

Léon Morin, Priest (Léon Morin, prêtre) - 1961
Doulos: The Fingerman (Le Doulos) - 1963
That Man From Rio (L'homme de Rio) - 1964
Pierrot Le Fou (Pierrot le Fou) - 1965
Weekend At Dunkirk (Week-end at Zuydcoote) - 1964
Stavisky - 1974

To see the full schedule and to purchase tickets please visit Alliance Francaise Classic Film Festival website.