Our promotional give-away of tickets to French Film Festival sessions has reached its logical conclusion. Eight Westender readers are off to enjoy the Festival courtesy of Alliance Francaise and Westender.

The festival runs over the course of this month and features 42 different French films from a wide array of genre. The French businesses of Brisbane are out in force, presenting their wares and appealing to that Gallic streak in all of us to let down our native reserve and indulge a little.

Highlights of the festival include

POPULAIRE

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE PRESENTS POPULAIRE

Oui oui ! Immerse yourself in all things French with a special soirée organised by Alliance Française de Brisbane. Enjoy a glass of wine and a delicious taste of French cuisine brought to you by C’est Bon Restaurant. Includes one glass of wine and a taste of French cuisine in a themed atmosphere, and film screening

Thursday 20 March, Palace Barracks Cinema 6.30pm Reception 7pm Screening

OPENING NIGHT GALA

THE FINISHERS

BRISBANE PREMIÈRE OF THE FINISHERS

The screening will be followed by an after party in a classy black and silver atmosphere with a real show by Evoke dance & theatre company and a DJ set. Enjoy savoury canapés and sweets from Mr macaron and taste our special anniversary Lillet cocktail.
Don’t miss your chance to bring back a lovely souvenir of the night by taking a photo with fun French props at the Opening night photobooth. Includes Première screening, cocktail with canapés, drinks and live entertainment.
Louise Bourgoin will attend the Festival’s Opening Night.

Thursday 6 March, Palace Centro Cinema
TOUR DE FORCE

FRENCH TRAVEL CONNECTION AND RAIL EUROPE PRESENT TOUR DE FORCE

Get sporty!

Enjoy a glass of wine with a taste of French cuisine brought to you by Mondoports International in a cycling themed setting. Discover the beauty of French regions thanks to Assidu French body, home and ambiance products.

Tuesday 11 March, Palace Barracks Cinema

BILLY AND BUDDY

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE PRESENTS BILLY AND BUDDY

Enjoy galettes St Michel biscuits and a refreshment brought to you by Mondoports International whilst children will be learning how to draw Billy and Buddy and entertained by professional cartoon drawer Arthur! Includes refreshments and entertainment, and film screening.

Saturday 15 March, Palace Barracks Cinema 2pm Reception 2.45pm Screening

For more information head over to the French Film Festival Website