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Win your double pass to The Alliance Française Classic Film Festival

For the 5th season, this year’s festival pays homage to one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved icons of French cinema: Isabelle Adjani.

The Alliance Française Classic Film Festival returns for its 5th season!

In partnership with Palace Cinemas and Studiocanal, The Alliance Française Classic Film Festival is making a triumphant return to The Astor Theatre for its highly anticipated 5th season, which will screen over three Sundays in November – the 10th, 17th and 24th.

Featuring six films from 1975–1994, this year’s festival pays homage to one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved icons of French cinema: Isabelle Adjani. 

Recognisable by her distinctive dark hair, porcelain skin and captivating screen presence, Adjani’s magnetic allure transcends time. She is most renowned for her emotionally raw performances, particularly in her portrayal of strong yet tragic heroines. The festival will showcase six of her most critically acclaimed films from 1975 to 1994.

Philippe Platel, the Alliance Française Classic Film Festival’s Artistic Director said:

Defining Isabelle Adjani as an icon, a legend, the quintessence of a star would of course be utterly relevant but not sufficient to give a sense of the complexity of what surrounds the persona and what some call the ‘Mystère Adjani’. Throughout her great and internationally acclaimed career, there has been a lineage of contrasting ‘Adjanian’ heroines, at once rebellious and delicate, bold and shy, fire and ice.”.

Notably, Isabelle Adjani has appeared in 30 films since 1970 and holds the record for the most César Awards won for ‘Best Actress’. Four of these films, each representing one of her five wins, are included in this year’s line-up, including Possession (1981), One Deadly Summer (1983), Camille Claudel (1988) and Queen Margot (1994). For The Story of Adele H. (1975), which is also featured in this year’s programme, Adjani was nominated for an Academy Award for ‘Best Actress’, making her the youngest woman nominated for the award in a leading role at the time. Jeau-Paul Rappeneau’s All Fired Up (1982) will open the festival on the 10th of November, with complimentary wine and macarons on arrival.

 

For your chance to win one of two double passes* simply send your full name and the screening you would like to attend at amelie.rogard(@)facci.com.au .

 

* Valid for one screening of your choice, excluding the opening session of All Fired Up.


Source afclassicfilmfestival.org

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