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1 March to 6 April

Sydney Special Events

OPENING NIGHT SOIRÉE - SOLD OUT

Join us for a 2-hour pre-screening soirée at the Palace Central with French canapés, delicacies and drinks. The cocktail party will be followed by a screening of Lost Illusions.

Audiences are invited for extravagant foray into the gilded yet treacherous lives of France’s 19th century aristocracy. This star-studded cast is set to beguile audiences as scandal erupts between the haves and have nots, and the line between love and revenge is blurred.

Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography at the 2022 LUMIERE AWARDS, don't miss this grand adventure!

Palace Central (Venue change due to severe weather conditions).

Tuesday 1 March

6:30 Gala includes drinks, French canapés and delicacies, goodie bags and live entertainment.

8:30 Lost Illusions

Nicolas Feuillatte
Peugeot
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Miraval
Magimix
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Lancome
Four Frogs
Kronenbourg 1664
Sacrebleu

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

Opening this year’s festival is the Australian premiere of Lost Illusions

Audiences are invited for extravagant foray into the gilded yet treacherous lives of France’s 19th century aristocracy. This star-studded cast is set to beguile audiences as scandal erupts between the haves and have nots, and the line between love and revenge is blurred.

Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography at t the 2022 LUMIERE AWARDS, don't miss this grand adventure!

Palace Norton St, Palace Verona, The Chauvel Cinema, Hayden Orpheum

Tuesday 1 March

6:30 Reception including a drink on arrival

7:00 Lost Illusions

BUY - Palace Norton St
BUY - Palace Verona
BUY - Chauvel Cinema
BUY - Hayden Orpheum Cremorne

WE ARE WOMEN

Between Two Worlds is an eye-opening tale of everyday women trying to make it in the modern world.

Opening the 53rd Directors’ Fortnight as part of the 74th Cannes Film Festival, Juliette Binoche’s honest performance guides this ensemble of new talent through both heart-breaking and uplifting scenes. As an adaption of French journalist Florence Aubenas' bestselling non-fiction book, Le Quai de Ouistreham (The Night Cleaner), this arthouse drama feels like a day in the life of 21st century workers.

Audiences will relate to the deeply emotional atmosphere of uncertainty and struggle reflected in our contemporary lives.

Palace Verona

Tuesday 8 March

6:00 Reception includes drinks and nibbles upon arrival.

6:30 Between Two Worlds

BUY - Palace Verona

TASTE OF FRANCE

Nothing brings people together like a well-cooked meal, and The Kitchen Brigade will have audiences right at home amongst heart-warming scenes to feed the soul.

Inspirational and uplifting, viewers will come for the food and stay for the story. At its heart this is a film about community, of people of all walks of life coming together in a time of hardship to support one another when no one else would.

The Kitchen Brigade proves no matter where you come from, good food can make friends out of the most unlikely of characters.

Palace Norton St

Wednesday 16 March

6:00 Reception includes drinks and nibbles upon arrival.

6:30 The Kitchen Brigade

BUY - Palace Norton St

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL WORLD

The soaring score and epic landscape of The Velvet Queen are the backdrop to a broader question about the purpose of life.

Unlike typical documentaries which often feature detailed voiceover, this film asks audiences to sit in contemplation alongside the filmmaker as they explore an older, more intentional way of living. Amidst the elegant nature shots of Tibet’s wildlife, nature photographer Vincent Munier shares poetic reflections with his companion and French travel writer Sylvain Tesson.

These moments provide the viewer with a more intimate perspective on humanities impact on the planet. With its exquisite cinematography, The Velvet Queen is a meditative experience like no other.

Palace Central

Wednesday 23 March

6:00 Reception includes drinks and nibbles upon arrival.

6:30 The Velvet Queen

BUY - Palace Central Sydney

LADIES NIGHT

Pascal Elbé has put a piece of himself into this tender film, drawing on his own experiences of hearing loss to uniquely portray the struggles of modern connection.

Hear Me Out is a romantic comedy with a difference, it captures the light-hearted side of becoming hard of hearing. Together with Sandrine Kiberlain and through the endearing bond Elbé shares with his young co-star, the audience is treated to a more vulnerable perspective of family and love.

Hear Me Out provides endless feel-good energy, as each comedic beat is paired with an unforgettably sweet moment.

Hayden Orpheum Cremorne

Wednesday 30 March

6:00 Reception includes drinks and nibbles upon arrival.

6:30 Hear Me Out

BUY - Hayden Orpheum Cremorne

CLOSING NIGHT GALA

Closing this year's Festival is the Australian Premier of Fly Me Away.

The wholesome and endearing energy of this film is sure to move the audience. Together Victor Belmondo and newcomer Yoann Eloundou prove family can be found in the most unlikely of circumstances.

Director Christophe Barratier will capture audiences’ hearts and minds as his characters go through immense change. Viewers will be left inspired to live every day to the fullest!

Hayden Orpheum Cremorne, Palace Norton, Palace Central, and Palace Verona

Wednesday 6 April

6:30 Reception includes drinks and nibbles

7:00 Fly Me Away

BUY - Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY - Palace Norton St
BUY - Palace Central Sydney
BUY - Palace Verona

 

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