Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2017
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2017
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FRANCE • COMEDY • 89 MINS • 2015 • CTC
Directed by: FRED CAVAYÉ
Starring: Dany Boon, Laurence Arné, Noémie Schmidt, Patrick Ridremont
French comedy king Dany Boon (Lolo, AF FFF16) returns to the screen in fine form as a compulsive "penny pincher" whose parsimonious ways are upended by the surprise arrival of two new women in his life.

Forty-something and single, violinist François Gautier’s (Boon) driving motivation in life is to never spend a cent. Saving brings him joy while paying makes him break out in a sweat. His waking moments are spent devising ways to maximise his profits and minimise his losses. But within the space of 24-hours, his life is forced in an entirely new and very entertaining direction when he falls in love with his orchestra’s new cellist, Valérie (Laurence Arné) and the sixteen-year-old daughter he never knew about arrives on his doorstep.

In order to conceal his shameful flaw, François builds a sticky web of lies which gets him into a sequence of awkward and hysterical situations that will have the audience in stitches. While he desperately scrambles to keep these women in his life, François begins to realise the true cost of lying in this funny and refreshing comedy about taking obsessions one step too far.

French with English subtitles



      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A

BUY 1:30 PMWednesday 8 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:40 PMWednesday 8 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 4:20 PMThursday 9 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 4:10 PMFriday 10 March Palace Verona
BUY 12:10 PMSunday 12 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 7:00 PMSunday 12 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 9:20 PMSunday 12 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 9:20 PMMonday 13 March Palace Verona
BUY 9:00 PMTuesday 14 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:50 PMWednesday 15 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 9:00 PMFriday 17 March Palace Verona
BUY 4:10 PMSaturday 18 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:50 PMMonday 20 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:30 PMThursday 23 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 9:10 PMFriday 24 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 8:20 PMSaturday 25 March Palace Verona
BUY 4:10 PMSunday 26 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 4:40 PMMonday 27 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 2:10 PMWednesday 29 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:15 PMWednesday 29 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:40 PMWednesday 29 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 6:45 PMFriday 10 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 4:40 PMSaturday 11 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 4:30 PMSunday 12 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 8:15 PMSunday 12 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 11:40 AMMonday 13 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 4:40 PMMonday 13 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 4:20 PMTuesday 14 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 9:00 PMTuesday 14 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 9:20 PMWednesday 15 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 5:00 PMThursday 16 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 8:50 PMFriday 17 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 4:40 PMSaturday 18 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 8:45 PMMonday 20 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 7:00 PMWednesday 22 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:30 PMThursday 23 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 4:20 PMSaturday 25 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 9:15 PMSaturday 25 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 4:10 PMMonday 27 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 4:15 PMTuesday 28 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 8:30 PMTuesday 28 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 2:10 PMWednesday 29 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 9:00 PMTuesday 14 March Electric
BUY 4:20 PMSaturday 18 March Electric
BUY 8:50 PMMonday 20 March Electric
BUY 6:30 PMThursday 23 March Electric
BUY 4:40 PMMonday 27 March Electric
BUY 6:15 PMWednesday 29 March Electric
BUY 1:40 PMFriday 31 March Electric
BUY 9:00 PMMonday 3 April Electric
BUY 8:40 PMSunday 19 March Palace Centro
BUY 9:20 PMMonday 20 March Palace Barracks
BUY 8:50 PMWednesday 22 March Palace Centro
BUY 9:00 PMFriday 24 March Palace Barracks
BUY 6:30 PMThursday 30 March Palace Centro
BUY 9:10 PMSaturday 1 April Palace Barracks
BUY 2:10 PMWednesday 5 April Palace Barracks
BUY 8:40 PMWednesday 5 April Palace Centro
BUY 4:20 PMFriday 7 April Palace Centro
BUY 9:00 PMSaturday 8 April Palace Barracks
BUY 8:40 PMSunday 2 April Palace Nova
BUY 8:50 PMWednesday 5 April Palace Nova
BUY 9:00 PMSunday 9 April Palace Nova
BUY 4:20 PMSunday 16 April Palace Nova
BUY 4:20 PMFriday 21 April Palace Nova
 11:00 AMFriday 17 March Luna on SX
 4:00 PMThursday 23 March Cinema Paradiso
 11:00 AMMonday 27 March Windsor
 4:15 PMMonday 27 March Luna on SX
 9:00 PMMonday 27 March Cinema Paradiso
 11:00 AMSaturday 1 April Cinema Paradiso
 4:00 PMMonday 3 April Cinema Paradiso

Not showing in Hobart.

Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.


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