3 March to 31 March (ENCORE: 1 – 5 April)

Melbourne Highlights


Wednesday 3 March

Opening this year’s festival is Eiffel, an utterly enchanting tale about one of France’s most iconic structures. Centred around the powerful love story between Romain Duris and the magnetic Emma Mackey, audiences will be swept away by the passion and brilliance of this stunning film.

The Astor Theatre 

6:30pm Reception including a glass of champagne and refreshments on arrival and a gift bag

7:00pm Eiffel

BUY - The Astor Theatre

Canada Showcase
Wednesday 10 March

In partnership with the Consulate-General of Canada in Sydney, we are thrilled to present Aline! Inspired by the extraordinary life of singing sensation Céline Dion, Aline is the story of a teenager from Quebec whose powerful voice propels her onto the world stage to become the darling of millions.

Palace Pentridge Cinema

6:00pm Reception includes drinks and nibbles upon arrival.

6:30pm Aline

BUY - Pentridge

A Taste of France
Wednesday 17 March

The mouth-watering new film from director extraordinaire Éric Besnard is sure to delight, as it depicts France’s enduring love affair with gastronomy. Premiering internationally, this splendid 18th century comedy is a wildly enjoyable tale of reignited passion, mentorship and revenge.

This screening will also feature an advance preview of the trailer for Caudalie, featuring Dominique Portet, a passionate French winemaker from Bordeaux.  Presented in partnership with the Bastille Day French Festival, and introduced by Honorary Consul-General of France in Melbourne, Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie.

Palace Kino

6:00pm Reception includes Dominique Portet wine and nibbles upon arrival.

6:30pm Delicious

BUY - Kino Cinemas
BUY - Kino Cinemas

Sports Night
Final Set
Wednesday 24 March

Have you caught Australian Open fever? This is the night for you! Final Set is a tense and nail-biting drama about the high-pressure world of professional tennis playing. Alex Lutz and Kristin Scott Thomas shine in this gripping story about a tennis player’s last shot at winning the French Open.

Palace Brighton Bay

6:00pm Reception includes drinks and nibbles upon arrival.

6:30pm Final Set

BUY - Palace Brighton Bay


Wednesday 31 March

Celebrate the end of another brilliant season of French cinema with our Closing Night reception! From the director of worldwide smash hit The Bélier Family comes #Iamhere, an endearing culture-clash comedy about a French chef seeking love and inspiration on the other side of the world. 

Palace Como

6:00pm Reception includes drinks and nibbles upon arrival.

6:45pm #Iamhere

BUY - Palace Cinema Como


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3 March to 31 March (ENCORE: 1 – 5 April)