The festival is organised by Alliance Francaise and features 42 films over four weekends in March. To get your taste of la cinema de France all you have to do to enter is outline in 25-50 words a French film (real or fictional). Westender and Alliance Francaise will review your entries, select a winner and publish it (along with our second favourites) in the March edition.
Submit your entries before February 14 – search “French film” at westender.com.au. The winner will be notified by email and the ticket will be available for collection from the Alliance here in West End (down by the markets on the corner of Jane and Montague).
To set the barre here is one of our scribes’ synopsis of the 1994 film A Pure Formality.
“Depardieu is the intellectual: ignorant, lost, afraid. Polanski is the interrogator, oozing charm and disdain. One room, hundreds of questions, a matter of life and death. The suspense lasts until the last scene. Where were you, what happened, why are you here? The answer, of course, is a pure formality.”