16 March to 13 April

Brisbane Special Events


Opening this year’s festival is the Australian premiere of Lost Illusions

Audiences are invited for extravagant foray into the gilded yet treacherous lives of France’s 19th century aristocracy. This star-studded cast is set to beguile audiences as scandal erupts between the haves and have nots, and the line between love and revenge is blurred.

Nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography at the 2022 LUMIERE AWARDS, don't miss this grand adventure!

Palace Barracks

Wednesday 16 March

6:00 Welcome glass of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte on arrival, nibblesand a gift bag

6:30 Lost Illusions

BUY - Palace Barracks


Closing this year's Festival is the Australian Premier of Fly Me Away.

The wholesome and endearing energy of this film is sure to move the audience. Together Victor Belmondo and newcomer Yoann Eloundou prove family can be found in the most unlikely of circumstances.
Director Christophe Barratier will capture audiences’ hearts and minds as his characters go through immense change. Viewers will be left inspired to live every day to the fullest!

Celebrate the end of another brilliant season of French cinema with our Closing Night reception!

Palace Barracks

Wednesday 13 April

6:00 Welcome drink and snacks on arrival

6:30 Fly Me Away


Eccentric and endearing, Anaïs in Love provides free spirited entertainment for audiences to escape with.

This sun filled film is warm and inviting with a rhythm all to its own. Like a breath of fresh air, audiences can relax as they stroll from the cobblestone streets of Paris to the rolling green hills of Normandy.

A romantic delight which offers simple story telling in a series of offbeat and endearing scenes. Anaïs in Love is slow burn intimacy at its finest.

Palace James Street

Wednesday 23 March

6:00 Welcome drink and snacks on arrival

6:30 Anais in Love

BUY - Palace James Street


ENothing brings people together like a well-cooked meal, and The Kitchen Brigade will have audiences right at home amongst heart-warming scenes to feed the soul.

Inspirational and uplifting, viewers will come for the food and stay for the story. At its heart this is a film about community, of people of all walks of life coming together in a time of hardship to support one another when no one else would.

The Kitchen Brigade proves no matter where you come from, good food can make friends out of the most unlikely of characters.

Palace Barracks

Wednesday 30 March

6:00 Welcome drink and snacks on arrival

6:30 The Kitchen Brigade

BUY - Palace Barracks


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