Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
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"THIS MOVIE BUILDS A BROAD VISION OF THE SITUATION OF FRENCH SOCIETY SINCE THE 90S, AND GREAT REALISM DEALING WITH THE SUBJECT." - TÉLÉRAMA
Film Category
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIÈRE
  • THE BRIGADE
  • THE BRIGADE
  • THE BRIGADE
  • THE BRIGADE
  • THE BRIGADE
  • THE BRIGADE
  • THE BRIGADE
  • THE BRIGADE
  • THE BRIGADE
  • THE BRIGADE

THE BRIGADE

 LES HOMMES DU FEU

FRANCE • DRAMA • 93 MINS • 2017 • M
Directed by: PIERRE JOLIVET
Starring: Roschdy Zem, Émilie Dequenne, Michaël Abiteboul, Guillaume Labbé
The Brigade is the work of César-nominated actor, writer and director Pierre Jolivet; a 'vérité-styled' glimpse into the mechanics of a working fire station in rural France, where life and death are an intrinsic part of the normal working day.

Bénédictine (Émilie Dequenne) is a tough female firefighter transferred to a 'caserne de pompiers' near the southern town of Carcassonne, led by the stoic but kindhearted Philippe (Roschdy Zem). When she makes some critical errors supervising her first emergency response, Benedictine finds herself offside with her unforgiving and tough male colleagues.

A series of crippling bush-fires suggests that an arsonist is on the loose during what is an unusually hot summer.

Can Philippe unite his team of brazen and courageous firefighters? Or will the tensions running rampant through this small station endanger the community they’re meant to protect?

Magnificently depicting the scorched-earth landscapes of the Languedoc region, The Brigade graphically uses its 'mise-en-scène' to illustrate the extreme conditions faced by Philippe and his crew. By removing the heroic façade, we see all the tensions, tears, successes and failures that are part and parcel of France’s first responders.

French with English subtitles

 

Sessions


      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A


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

Not showing in Hobart.

Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.

 

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