Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
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"CANTET PROBES HIS CHARACTERS WITH GREAT SKILL IN THIS THOROUGHLY ABSORBING AND VERY CONTEMPORARY DRAMA." - DAVID STRATTON
Film Category
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIÈRE
  • THE WORKSHOP
  • THE WORKSHOP
  • THE WORKSHOP
  • THE WORKSHOP
  • THE WORKSHOP

THE WORKSHOP

 L'ATELIER

FRANCE • DRAMA • 113 MINS • 2017 • M
Directed by: LAURENT CANTET
Starring: Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci, Warda Rammach, Issam Talbi
Laurent Cantet, director of 2008 Palme d’Or-winning docu-drama The Class, makes an enthralling return to form with The Workshop; a topical fusion of political debate and social-conscious thriller, hot off its Un Certain Regard Premiere at Cannes Film Festival.

It is summer in La Ciotat in the South of France. Antoine (played by newcomer Matthieu Lucci) is taking part in a creative writing workshop run by novelist Olivia (Marina Foïs, Happy Few, AF FFF2011; Papa ou Maman, AF FFF2016).

Smart and loaded with teen angst, Antoine’s fascist sympathies lurk just beneath the surface and create friction within the group. However, Olivia is both alarmed and captivated by Antoine's hostility and, as the workshop and its pupils gradually slip out of her control, her interest goes beyond mere intrigue into a fascination that is both intellectual and, at times, seductive.

Collaborating again with the co-writer of the The Class, Robin Campillo (who took Cannes by storm with BPM, also appearing in this year’s Festival), Cantet continues a predilection for dark, character-based storylines, tapping into the zeitgeist of fear and unease that is present in France today.

David Stratton's review

French with English subtitles

 

Sessions


      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A


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

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Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.

 

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