Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
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"NEVER HEAVY OR TEARFUL, HE TAKES FULL ADVANTAGE OF HIS ACTORS BY LETTING THEM PLAY THEIR CHARACTERS NATURALLY, WHICH ADDS VALUE TO THE WHOLE FILM RATHER WELL PUT IN SCENE." - SENS CRITIQUE
Film Category
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIÈRE
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THE EXES

 LES EX

FRANCE • COMEDY • 84 MINS • 2017 • CTC
Directed by: MAURICE BARTHÉLEMY
Starring: Jean-Paul Rouve, Maurice Barthélemy, Claudia Tagbo, Patrick Chesnais
With his tongue firmly in cheek, writer-director Maurice Barthélemy (Low Cost, 2011; Casablanca Driver, 2004) continues to do what he does best – make people laugh – in this very funny comedy that asks: do we ever really leave our exes?

A remake of the Italian farce, The Exes perfectly transposes to Paris – The City of Lovers – where the fallout from love includes innumerable broken hearts, unresolvedr elationships and former partners who just can’t let go.

In particular, Antoine (Jean-Paul Rouve, C’est la vie!, Opening Night film of this year’s Festival) makes it a point to avoid involvement, Didier (Patrick Chesnais, The List of My Desires, AF FFF2015) wants his wife back, Laurent (Arnaud Ducret) celebrates the marriage of Julie (Stéfi Celma) through gritted teeth, Serge (the filmmaker himself, Maurice Barthélemy) is hassled by his current girlfriend’s ex, and Greg (Baptiste Lecaplain) finds consolation with his ex’s dog.

Injecting Vaudevillian elements to up the comedy ante, The Exes could be considered the opposite of Love Actually,using humour to downplay the drama and, ultimately, bring levity to a more serious message. But, don't think about it too much. This is a film for tuning out and enjoying the ride.

French with English subtitles

 

Sessions


      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A


BUY 9:20 PMWednesday 28 February Palace Central
BUY 2:30 PMFriday 2 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 8:35 PMFriday 2 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 11:45 AMSaturday 3 March Palace Central
BUY 2:10 PMSunday 4 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:45 PMMonday 5 March Palace Verona
BUY 9:15 PMMonday 5 March Palace Central
BUY 8:30 PMTuesday 6 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 1:50 PMThursday 8 March Palace Central
BUY 4:45 PMFriday 9 March Palace Verona
BUY 9:15 PMSaturday 10 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 4:15 PMMonday 12 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:50 PMTuesday 13 March Palace Verona
BUY 9:00 PMWednesday 14 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 9:00 PMThursday 15 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 8:50 PMSunday 18 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 2:10 PMMonday 19 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 4:45 PMTuesday 20 March Palace Verona
BUY 5:00 PMWednesday 21 March Palace Central
BUY 8:30 PMThursday 22 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 12:00 PMSaturday 24 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:15 PMMonday 26 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 2:10 PMTuesday 27 March Palace Verona
BUY 9:00 PMSunday 4 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:45 PMMonday 5 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 8:30 PMMonday 5 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 8:40 PMTuesday 6 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 6:30 PMWednesday 7 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 9:20 PMThursday 8 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 9:20 PMMonday 12 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 8:50 PMTuesday 13 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 1:40 PMWednesday 14 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 9:00 PMWednesday 14 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 9:00 PMThursday 15 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 4:00 PMSaturday 17 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 9:00 PMSunday 18 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 4:30 PMMonday 19 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 6:30 PMMonday 19 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 4:40 PMTuesday 20 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 4:30 PMWednesday 21 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 8:30 PMWednesday 21 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 5:00 PMFriday 23 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 9:00 PMMonday 26 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 2:10 PMSaturday 3 March Electric
BUY 6:45 PMMonday 5 March Electric
BUY 1:40 PMThursday 8 March Electric
BUY 8:50 PMTuesday 13 March Electric
BUY 9:30 PMFriday 16 March Electric
BUY 9:00 PMSunday 18 March Electric
BUY 4:40 PMTuesday 20 March Electric
BUY 2:30 PMFriday 9 March Palace Centro
BUY 6:45 PMMonday 12 March Palace Barracks
BUY 8:30 PMTuesday 13 March Palace Centro
BUY 4:15 PMFriday 16 March Palace Barracks
BUY 8:50 PMTuesday 20 March Palace Barracks
BUY 9:00 PMWednesday 21 March Palace Centro
BUY 8:45 PMSunday 25 March Palace Barracks
BUY 4:45 PMTuesday 27 March Palace Barracks
BUY 8:30 PMThursday 29 March Palace Centro
BUY 6:00 PMMonday 26 March Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 1:40 PMThursday 29 March Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 8:30 PMTuesday 3 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 8:30 PMSunday 8 April Palace Nova Eastend
BUY 4:30 PMTuesday 10 April Palace Nova Eastend
 8:30 PMThursday 15 March Luna on SX
 11:00 AMFriday 16 March Cinema Paradiso
 4:00 PMMonday 19 March Windsor
 8:40 PMThursday 22 March Cinema Paradiso
 11:00 AMMonday 26 March Luna on SX
 11:00 AMThursday 29 March Cinema Paradiso

Not showing in Hobart.

Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.

 

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