In its second edition in 2016, the Alliance Française Classic Film Festival brings 5 classic French films to audiences across in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. This year’s theme is “Les Blondes” and celebrates 5 illustrative actresses who all, in their own way, impacted upon French cinema and popular culture. The festival is being held in Melbourne in the iconic Astor Theatre over the 4th to the 6th of November and is an event not to be missed for Francophile audiences. The festival is showcasing Cesar and Rosalie, Casque d’Or, Viva Maria! Lovers Like Us and Breathless. With an opening night event held before the first screening on Friday the 4th of November.
The Alliance Française is celebrating the work of the unforgettable actresses Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Seberg, Romy Schneider and Simone Signoret. Their work not only earned them a multitude of awards in the film industry but gave them the presence and respect that cemented their statuses as social and fashion icons.
The festival is a chance for cinema fans to experience classic French films in a cinema environment and form an appreciation for “Les Blondes” that form the 2016 theme.