French film festival time again

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The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival returns to Timaru next week.

The 12th edition of New Zealand’s French film series will screen in Timaru from March 15-18 at Movie Max.

Opening night will feature the comedy C’est la vie!, made by the directors of popular 2010 French film The Intouchables.
The film features caterer Max, who is working on the chaotic preparations of a chateau-set wedding with the most disorganised group of waiters, cooks, photographers and wedding singers.

Other films in the festival include Aurore, about a woman who has separated from her husband, lost her job and discovered she is going to be a grandmother – and then meets the love of her youth by accident, and Number One, a corporate thriller of political intrigue and economic power, in which Emmanuelle Devos plays a woman fighting her way in a male-dominated world, and See You Up There, set in France post-World War 1.

The programme also offers entertainment for younger viewers, with Belle & Sebastian: Friends for Life – starring Sebastian and his dog Belle in the third instalment of the popular French children’s series. It will screen at 11am on March 17.

The full programme and ticket prices can be found at frenchfilmfestival.co.nz/film/timaru.