David Wenham Ambassador In Brisbane for Alliance Française French Film Festival 2023

Alliance Française French Film Festival

Brisbane: 15 March-12 April – Palace James Street, Palace Barracks
Gold Coast: 29 March-16 April – Dendy Southport

Alliance Française, the French culture and language institution, launched its film festival in Australia in 1989. Since then, it has grown into the largest festival dedicated to contemporary French films outside of France and one of the largest public events in Australia with more than 153,000 attendees in 2022. This 34th edition of the AF FFF will screen across multiple locations in Australia from 7th March – 23rd April. affrenchfilmfestival.org 

About ‘Masquerade’
The 34th edition of the largest celebration of French film outside of France invites the culturally curious once again to venture to the cinema and be seduced by a season of electrifying French storytelling.

Setting the scene with a heady dose of glamour, lust and manipulation, Nicolas Bedos’ Masquerade opens the festival.
This was one film that you must see as at the end you say WOW. Brillant writing casting and plot of twists.

An official selection of Cannes Film Festival 2022, the sexy and oh-so-French drama starring Pierre Niney, Isabelle Adjani and Marine Vacth transports cinemagoers to the dreamy shores of Côte d’Azur.

About 2023 Ambassadors
Joining the Alliance Française on its vision to immerse newcomers in its culture are festival ambassadors, renowned actor David Wenham AM, acclaimed chef Guillaume Brahimi, lauded blockbuster film director Phillip Noyce AO, and internationally recognised filmmaker Samantha Lang.

Returning ambassador Wenham said: “Culture is the beating heart of French society. Over the past century, French Cinema has not only captured major and minor events and documented changes in political, social and daily life, it has been a major influence on how the rest of the world approaches making films and telling stories in a continuing journey to understand who we are and what we do. French cinema, for me, is always alive!”

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