In March, French cinema returns to NZ screens [fr]

The Alliance Française French Film Festival will return to New Zealand screens from 1 March – 18 April 2018.

The 2018 event will feature over 30 of the finest films from France and French-speaking places. As New Zealand’s premier event celebrating French culture, the 2018 Alliance Française French Film Festival will continue to bring scintillating French cinema to audiences in 13 cities around the country.

With 37 movies on show, the festival will once again offer a diverse selection of some of the best contemporary French and Francophone cinema.

Launching on March 1 in Auckland at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, the 2018 Alliance Française French Film Festival will screen at its new Christchurch home Hoyts Riccarton before continuing to Wellington, New Plymouth, Nelson, Timaru, Tauranga, Havelock North, Dunedin, Hamilton, Arrowtown and Palmerston North. An additional ‘best of’ mini-programme will screen in Akaroa from Friday April 6 – Sunday 8 and Friday April 13 – Sunday Aprill 15.

2018 marks the 100 years since the end of "La Grande guerre", and the festival provides fresh cinematic perspectives on the war, including The Guardian which focuses on women’s experiences behind the front.

The 12th edition of the Alliance Française French Film Festival in New Zealand is also dedicated to women in cinema.

Audiences will be able to enjoy the works of some highly skilled and experienced female directors such as Agnès Varda (Faces Places), Claire Simon (The Graduation) and Anne Fontaine (Reinventing Marvin) as well as brilliant actresses like Marion Cotillard and Agnès Jaoui.

Dates and venues


Rialto Cinemas Newmarket:Thursday March 1 – Wednesday March 21
Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna:Friday March 2 – Wednesday March 21


Hoyts Riccarton: Tuesday March 6 – Sunday March 25


Embassy Theatre: Wednesday March 7 – Wednesday March 28

New Plymouth

Event Cinemas: Wednesday March 7 – Wednesday March 28


Suter Theatre: Wednesday March 14 – Wednesday 28 March


Movie Max Digital: Thursday March 15 – Sunday 25 March


Rialto Cinemas: Friday March 16 – Wednesday March 28

Havelock North

Event Cinemas: Wednesday March 21 – Wednesday April 4


Rialto Cinemas: Thursday March 22 – Wednesday April 4


Lido: Thursday March 22 – Wednesday April 11


Dorothy Browns: Thursday March 5 – Sunday April 15

Palmerston North

Event Cinemas: Thursday March 5 – Wednesday April 18


Akaroa Ciné Café: Friday April 6 – Sunday April 8, Friday April 13 – Sunday April 15

Take a look at the full lineup and book your tickets

Bon(s) film(s)!

Dernière modification : 14/02/2018

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