French Film Festival

Ballina Fair Cinemas
28th - 30th August, 2020

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All films have English subtitles

For further details, please click on this link: AFCDN French Film Festival flyer August 2020

French Film Festival ticket sales:

Single tickets:

  • Non-member Adults - $15
  • AF members/Seniors/Students - $13
  • Children 13 and under - $10

Festival Pass (5 films):

  • Non-member Adults - $65 (save $10)
  • Seniors/Students - $55 (save $10)
  • AF members only (wtih 2020 membership card) - $50 (save $15)

Further information about the films:

"Nous Finiros Ensemble" (Little White Lies 2) M 2hr 15min. Director: Guillaume Canet.  Cast: François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Gilles Lellouche, Laurent Lafitte.

Troubled, Max has gone to his house by the seaside to recharge his batteries. Friends whom he hasn't seen for years, turn up unexpectedly to celebrate his birthday, which generates a cool reception. Children have grown up, others have been born, their parents no longer have the same priorities. When everyone decides to no longer cover up little white lies, what remains of friendship?

"La Belle Époque" M 1hr 55min. Director: Nicolas Bedos. Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Fanny Ardant, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier.

Victor, a 70-something, is struggling both professionally and personally and his wife loathes him. He meets Antoine, whose company offers a unique theatrical service where customers are able to revisit memories and play out fantasies through carefully orchestrated re-enactments. Victor decides to relive the most memorable week of his existence, 40 years earlier, when he met the love of his life.

 "Hors Normes"(The Extraordinary) M 1hr 40min. Directors: Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano. Cast: Vincent Cassel, Reda Kateb, Hélène Vincent.

Based on a real-life figure who runs an uncertified shelter in Paris for autistic youth who have fallen through the cracks of the system. Struggling for both staff and money, Bruno is the heart and soul of the centre, which comes under threat when authorities start investigating it. Profound and uplifting, this story about connection, dignity and equality will stay with you long after you leave the cinema.

"Donne-Moi Des Ailes" (Spread Your Wings) PG 1hr 50min. Director: Nicolas Vanier. Cast: Jean-Paul Rouve, Mélanie Doutey, Louis Vazquez, Frédéric Saurel.

Inspired by a true story of classic father-and-son tensions. A videogame-addicted teenager is sent to spend the school holidays with his father in the beautiful, yet secluded wetlands of the Camargue region in Southern France. With no Wi-Fi and only his ornithologist father for company, Thomas is slowly drawn into his father’s passion for a gaggle of newborn, wild geese.

"Le Mystère Henri Pick" (The Mystery of Henri Pick) M 1hr 40min. Director: Rémi Bezançon. Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Camille Cottin, Alice Isaaz, Bastien Bouillon.

The perfect film for lovers of literature and intrigue. Who is Henri Pick, and how did this supposedly illiterate pizza cook write an acclaimed bestseller? Not everyone is convinced of the author’s authenticity. Influential literary critic Jean-Michel Rouche sets out to discover the truth, reluctantly assisted by Pick’s daughter.

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