Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2017
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2017
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"WITH A DESTABILISING AND OVERWHELMING REALISM, ELEMENTARY PROPELS US INTO THE HEART OF A JOB THAT IS AS FASCINATING AS IT IS GRUELLING." - LA CRITIQUERIE
Film Category
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIÈRE
  • ELEMENTARY
  • ELEMENTARY
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ELEMENTARY

 PRIMAIRE

FRANCE • DRAMA • 105 MINS • 2016 • M
Directed by: HÉLÈNE ANGEL
Starring: Sara Forestier, Vincent Elbaz, Patrick d’Assumçao, Guilaine Londez
Hot on the heels of its recent January release in France, this is a vivacious and emotionally gripping story of a teacher caught between passion for her students and love for her child.

Devoted primary school-teacher Florence (an inspired performance by Sara Forestier, Suzanne, AF FFF14) is a single mother who pours her heart and soul into her students each and every day. When she encounters the disruptive student Sacha and finds he has been abandoned by his mother, Florence devotes herself to helping him. But Sacha's plight combined with her impending work assessment put unthinkable strain on Florence, pushing her to a breaking point where she will put everything on the line, including her vocation and even her relationship with her own son.

While director Hélène Angel superbly contrasts the entertaining energy and colour of the classroom with the lonely and confused world of Sacha, Forestier delivers a magnificent performance as a woman unwilling to compromise her morals, resulting in a remarkably honest, optimistic and engrossing portrayal of school life.

French with English subtitles

 

Sessions


      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A


BUY 4:00 PMWednesday 8 March Palace Verona
BUY 1:40 PMThursday 9 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:30 PMThursday 9 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 8:30 PMTuesday 14 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:30 PMWednesday 15 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 8:50 PMThursday 16 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:40 PMSunday 19 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:00 PMMonday 20 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 7:00 PMMonday 20 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:00 PMTuesday 21 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 9:15 PMTuesday 21 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 9:00 PMWednesday 22 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:45 PMSunday 26 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:45 PMTuesday 28 March Palace Verona
BUY 9:15 PMWednesday 29 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 2:00 PMThursday 30 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 8:50 PMThursday 9 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 9:00 PMMonday 13 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:00 PMTuesday 14 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 9:20 PMWednesday 15 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 9:00 PMThursday 16 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 8:30 PMSaturday 18 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 9:15 PMSunday 19 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 6:30 PMMonday 20 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 8:45 PMTuesday 21 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 9:15 PMWednesday 22 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 9:30 PMWednesday 22 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 6:45 PMThursday 23 March Kino CinemasQ&A
BUY 9:00 PMThursday 23 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 9:10 PMSunday 26 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 8:45 PMMonday 27 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 9:15 PMWednesday 29 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 9:00 PMThursday 16 March Electric
BUY 8:40 PMSunday 19 March Electric
BUY 9:20 PMTuesday 21 March Electric
BUY 6:45 PMSunday 26 March Electric
BUY 9:00 PMMonday 27 March Electric
BUY 9:30 PMWednesday 29 March Electric
BUY 6:45 PMMonday 3 April Electric
BUY 8:30 PMTuesday 21 March Palace Barracks
BUY 6:30 PMWednesday 22 March Palace Centro
BUY 2:10 PMFriday 24 March Palace Barracks
BUY 6:00 PMMonday 27 March Palace Centro
BUY 9:00 PMWednesday 29 March Palace Barracks
BUY 6:45 PMTuesday 4 April Palace Barracks
BUY 4:10 PMWednesday 5 April Palace Centro
BUY 8:30 PMFriday 7 April Palace Centro
BUY 6:30 PMWednesday 5 April Palace Nova
BUY 6:00 PMMonday 10 April Palace Nova
BUY 4:10 PMWednesday 19 April Palace Nova
 6:45 PMSunday 19 March Windsor
 11:00 AMFriday 24 March Cinema Paradiso
 9:00 PMFriday 24 March Luna on SX
 8:45 PMSunday 26 March Cinema Paradiso

Not showing in Hobart.

Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.

 

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