The 33rd Alliance Francaise French Film Festival is being staged in Brisbane now.

With 42 great movies to choose from, it’s sometimes hard to pick the ones you will be going to. To help you make a decision, pop in at the Alliance in West End to pick up one of their programs or scoop one up at your nearest Palace Cinema. This handy booklet contains all you need to know about the films, scheduling and ticketing.

Another way in which you cannnot go wrong is to go for one of our special screenings: with tasty treats and a drink included, you’ll be sure to have a memorable night. And if you want to try something a bit different, go have a look at our favourites for some inspiration.

Highlights include:

Anais in Love on March 23, screening 6.30pm at Palace James Street. Anaïs in Love is a sensual, funny and endearing French romantic comedy. Young Anais begins an affair with a much older man but finds herself falling for his wife. This ménage à trois elegantly navigates fantasy, sensuality and melancholy in a film that grows in intensity with each passing minute. Selected for Cannes Critics’ Week, Anaïs in Love paints a wacky but sensitive portrait of an indecisive young woman, a devilishly seductive tale in which the laws of desire and the quest for identity are intertwined.

The Kitchen Brigade on March 30 at Palace Barracks, screening at 6.30pm. Cathy is an inflexible 40-year-old sous chef, finally fulfilling her lifelong dream of opening her own high-end restaurant. Things do not go to plan. Facing serious financial difficulties, she reluctantly accepts a job in the cafeteria of a shelter for young migrants. Though she hates the new job at first, Cathy’s remarkable skill and passion for cuisine start to change the kids’ lives. And it turns out they also have a lot to teach her.

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