Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
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"IT TRULY HONORS THE SUBJECT’S GENIUS BY LETTING THE WORK LITERALLY SPEAK FOR ITSELF." - VARIETY
Film Category
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIÈRE
  • BARBARA
  • BARBARA
  • BARBARA
  • BARBARA
  • BARBARA
  • BARBARA

BARBARA

 BARBARA

FRANCE • BIOPIC, DRAMA • 97 MINS • 2017 • CTC
Directed by: MATHIEU AMALRIC
Starring: Jeanne Balibar, Mathieu Amalric, Vincent Peirani, Aurore Clément
A dreamy film-within-a-film biopic of a mononymous chanteuse, Barbara is the third film directed by one of France’s most respected actors, Mathieu Amalric (known to many English-speakers for his villainous turn in the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace). Teaming with his former off-screen wife, Jeanne Balibar – who ably shoulders the lead-within-a-lead – this is a visually striking homage to a music icon.

Brigitte (Jeanne Balibar) has been cast to play the title role in an upcoming film based on the life of Barbara. As the film’s director, Yves (Mathieu Amalric) – himself obsessed with Barbara – drives Brigitte on an uncompromising search to unearth the vocal, intellectual and emotional essence that made her one of the most popular entertainers in France of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Reality and fantasy merge into one, as she 'becomes' Barbara in the finest of method-acting traditions.

Co-written by Amalric with his On Tour (AF FFF2011) collaborator Philippe Di Folco, this enigmatic experiment dextrously intercuts archival footage of Barbara (born Monique Serf) alongside Balibar’s on-screen portrayal and, in the process, showcases the singer’s immense talent and irrefutably mesmerising catalogue of torch songs.

French with English subtitles

 

Sessions


      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A


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

Not showing in Hobart.

Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.

 

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