Sadly the Adelaide Film Festival is now over, but many more thoughts are to come on the incredibly unconventional films I was lucky enough to see. saw. It is a biennial event, but there is an encore of the Australian film ‘Highly Strung’, which… Continue Reading “AFF: TAG ”
Running from October 15-25, the Adelaide Film Festival continues to run on full steam, while the program and tickets can be purchased here Directed and Written by Jennifer Peedom Mount Everest brings to mind many things. High altitudes, freezing temperatures and an increasing number… Continue Reading “AFF: SHERPA ”
Running from October 15-25, the Adelaide Film Festival motors onto its third day, while the program and tickets can be purchased here Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou Starring: Colin Farrell, John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Jacqueline Abrahams,… Continue Reading “AFF: THE LOBSTER ”
Directed and Written by Dany Boon Starring: Dany Boon, Kad Merad, Alice Pol I don’t think the basic premise of this film is hard to guess. It revolves around Chris O’Dowd’s French doppelgänger, Romain (Danny Boon), who in addition to being a ‘superchondriac’, seems… Continue Reading “AFFF: SUPERCONDRIAQUE ”
Directed By Volker Schlöndorff, Written by Cyril Gely (play), Cyril Gely (adaptation) Starring: André Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, This film made for a very interesting modern double to follow the classic french war film Le Grande Illusion, which I saw mere hours before watching this.… Continue Reading “AFFF: DIPLOMACY (Diplomatie) ”
What an odd yet compelling day! When I arrived to this one-off screening, I was greeted in French by a young lady who showed me to the lounge area, where a selection of French wine was waiting. Having not touched wine since I was… Continue Reading “BLINDSIDED @ FRENCH FILM FEST: La Grande Illusione ”
Directed and Written by David Oelhoffen (adapted screenplay), Written by Albert Camus (short story) Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb A French production about the Algerian War of Independence. Viggo Mortensen. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis handling the OST. That was easily enough to hook… Continue Reading “AFFF: FAR FROM MEN (Loin des Hommes) ”
“The nation’s most sparkling film event, the Alliance Française French Film Festival, will return for its 26th annual season around Australia from early march until mid-April 2015. For its 26th season, Artistic Director Emmanuelle Denavit-Feller has selected a tantalising line-up of 49 features and… Continue Reading “Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2015”
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