Melbourne Ticketing Information & Festival ConditionsOPENING NIGHT FILM & PARTYMelbourne Première of The OdysseyWednesday 08 March | The Astor Theatre*
Alliance Française de Melbourne & Palace Movie Club members** $60.00
Non-members $70.00CLOSING NIGHTMelbourne Première of A Bun in the OvenThursday 30 March | The Astor Theatre*
Alliance Française de Melbourne & Palace Movie Club members** $30.00
Non-members $40.00SPECIAL EVENTSCanada 150: A Kid
Presented by the Consulate General of Canada Wednesday 15 March | Kino Cinemas*A Woman of Today: In Bed with VictoriaThursday 16 March | Palace Brighton Bay CinemasIn Motion for the Planet: TomorrowMonday 20 March | Palace Westgarth, Northcote
Amandine Denis will present a vision of how Australia could be net zero emissions by 2050. She will discuss current efforts in Australia and the rest of the world to avoid dangerous climate change, and will share some ideas of how individuals can act today to start supporting the transition.Paris Belle Epoque: The DancerWednesday 22 March | Palace BalwynTickets
Alliance Française de Melbourne & Palace Movie Club members** $25.00
Non-members $30.00*seating is unreserved at The Astor Theatre and Kino Cinemas.
Q&AsGeneral admission prices apply.
Enhance your cinematic experience with our series of special Q&A events presented in partnership with the ACMI and The University of Melbourne.
THE UNKNOWN GIRL
Tuesday 14 March, Palace Westgarth, Northcote
6:30pm screening followed by a Q&A by James Hewison, Head of Film Programs, ACMI
“The Air We Breathe: The Dardenne Brothers’ Universe of The Unknown Girl”
FAREWELL MY QUEEN
Tuesday 21 March
6.45pm screening, Palace Cinema Como
followed by a Q&A with Prof Véronique Duché: “Versailles: a chronicle of a death foretold”
Based on a best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, Benoît Jacquot’s film Farewell my Queen (2012) tells of the fall of the French monarchy, through the eyes of a young girl, one of the Queen's readers at Versailles. We will discuss the challenges and the historical accuracy of this cinematic adaptation.
Prof. Véronique Duché is the convenor of French Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests are Early Modern French and European literature and cultural history.
Thursday 23 March
6.45pm screening, Kino Cinema
followed by a Q&A with Dr Andrew McGregor: “French cinema and the classroom: a microcosm of French society”
Hélène Angel’s Primaire / Elementary (2017) is certainly not the first French film to engage with the dynamics of the classroom as an analogy for French society as a whole. In this Q&A, we will discuss the legacy of this theme and its continuing exploration in contemporary French cinema.
Dr Andrew McGregor lectures in French Studies at The University of Melbourne, specialising in French Cinema (with a particular interest in the representation and interpretation of cultural identities in film).
A WOMAN’S LIFE
Tuesday 28 March
6.45pm screening, Palace Brighton Bay
followed by a Q&A with Dr Bertrand Bourgeois: “Maupassant’s from text to screen: betrayal or revival?”
From page to screen: what happens with the change of medium? Is adapting a classic novel into a movie betraying it, or bringing it to second life? This Q&A will look at Stephane Brizé’s A woman’s life
(2016), the recent film adaptation of Maupassant’s Une vie
(1883) to explore the notion of cinematic adaptation of literature.
Dr Bertrand Bourgeois is a lecturer in French Studies, specialist of Nineteenth Century French Literature (Flaubert, Goncourt, Huysmans).Please note, Opening Night, Closing Night and Special Events are 18+.GENERAL ADMISSION(Excl. Opening/Closing Nights & Special Events)
Alliance Française de Melbourne & Palace Movie Club members** $16.00
Under 25s $16.50
12 years & under (check classifications) $15.00**Two discount tickets per membership card will apply
†One discount per concession. Eligible concessions: senior (60+), pensioner, full time student, AFTV members.
To purchase an Alliance Française membership, visit afmelbourne.com.au.
To purchase a Palace Movie Club membership, visit palacecinemas.com.au.
Proof of concession/membership must be presented at the box office to obtain discount.GROUPS(Excl. Opening/Closing Nights & Special Events)Groups
Ph: 03 9816 1777
‡1 teacher free for every 20 students.Bookings:
E: firstname.lastname@example.orgMULTIPLE FILM PASSES(Excl. Opening/Closing Nights & Special Events)10 FILM PASS
Alliance Française Melbourne & Palace Movie Club members $130.00
Non-members $150.005 FILM PASS
Alliance Française Melbourne & Palace Movie Club members $70.00
Multi-film passes are for separate sessions for one person only and can be purchased and redeemed at any Palace Cinema in VIC, NSW, QLD & ACT at the Box Office. Not available for online or phone bookings. Lost or stolen passes will not be refunded or replaced.ADVANCE TICKETSOn sale from Wednesday 01 February
Tickets available at box offices daily until sold out. Cinemas can only sell tickets for their respective venues. There are no booking fees for purchasing at cinema box offices, however surcharges for credit cards apply.The Astor Theatre
– Trams 5 & 64, stop 32 or Tram 78, stop 42
Cnr Chapel Street & Dandenong Road, St Kilda
Tel: (03) 9510 1414Kino Cinemas
– Trams 11, 12, 48 & 109, stop 8
Lower Ground Floor, 45 Collins St, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9650 2100Palace Balwyn
– Tram 109, stop 46
231 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn
Tel: (03) 9817 1277Palace Brighton Bay
294 Bay St, Brighton
Tel: (03) 9596 3590Palace Cinema Como
– Tram 8, stop 31 or Tram 78, stop 50 on Chapel St
Level 2, Como Centre, Cnr of Toorak Rd & Chapel St, Sth Yarra
Tel: (03) 9827 7533Palace Westgarth
– Tram 86, Stop 27
89 High St, Northcote
Tel: (03) 9482 2001ONLINE
Tickets can be securely purchased online at: affrenchfilmfestival.org
All major credit cards accepted (excluding Amex & Diners). Booking fees apply.BY PHONE
Phone bookings by credit card only (excluding Amex & Diners), which will be debited at time of booking and must be produced when collecting tickets. Patrons are encouraged to collect tickets 30 minutes prior to the session to avoid queues.
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