Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Renault Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Renault
"THE FILM NAVIGATES THEMES OF LOVE, FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIP TO OTHERS AND TO THE SELF IN A TENDER, SOFT AND GENTLE MANNER." - THE UP COMING UK
Film Category
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIÈRE
  • LADIES
  • LADIES
  • LADIES
  • LADIES
  • LADIES
  • LADIES
  • LADIES

LADIES

 DE PLUS BELLE

FRANCE • COMEDY, DRAMA, ROMANCE • 98 MINS • 2017 • M
Directed by: ANNE-GAËLLE DAVAL
Starring: Florence Foresti, Mathieu Kassovitz, Nicole Garcia, Jonathan Cohen
How do you regain a positive body image if you never had one in the first place? Costume-designer-turned-debut-director Anne-Gaëlle Daval enlists renowned French standup comedienne Florence Foresti (Barbecue, AF FFF2015) in a slightly more serious, yet bountifully life-affirming, turn as40-year-old Lucie; a cancer survivor looking to regain her footing in the world.

Breast cancer is well behind Lucie, as confirmed by her doctor brother (Jonathan Cohen, Papa ou Maman, AF FFF2016; Max & Leon, AF FFF2017) but she still cannot seem to move forward. One day, she enters a wig shop and meets Dalila (Nicole Garcia, Papa ou maman, AF FFF2016, director of From the Land of the Moon, AF FFF2017), who believes performing a public striptease will make Lucie feel better about her body.

The dashing but dreadfully arrogant Clovis (Mathieu Kassovitz, Amélie; The Bureau, AF FFF2016) starts to show interest in Lucie, although she cannot fathom why.

With lashings of both girl-power and self-deprecation, Ladies is the perfect prescription for treating a largely unexplored topic in cinema with the respect it deserves. Filmmaker Daval conquers this subject in a wonderfully assured manner that will have you leaving the cinema with a smile on your face.

French with English subtitles

 

Sessions


      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A


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

Not showing in Hobart.
BUY 8:00 PMFriday 6 April Casula Powerhouse Arts Center

Not showing in Parramatta.

 

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