The world’s largest French film festival outside of France returns to Australia, presenting the crème-de-la-crème of contemporary French cinema from 1 March to 26 April 2022. The 33rd French Film Festival will come to Brisbane from 16 March to 13 April with encore screenings from April 7 to 10.

The upcoming cinematic showcase will celebrate the next generation of filmmakers creating a new blueprint for French cinema. Teasing a niche line-up rife with glamour, black comedy, romance and history, Alliance Francaise will be hosting its 33rd French Film Festival. Set to delight Francophiles and cinephiles alike, the annual festival returns with a touring programme of 42 feature films. With the 2022 edition of the festival embarking on a refreshing narrative to explore the influence of French cinema on leading Australian artists within the film industry, Alliance Francaise has aptly enlisted a new collective of ambassadors.

The talented and eclectic line-up of 2022 ambassadors include: lauded blockbuster film director Phillip Noyce, renowned actor David Wenham, acclaimed screen and theatre director Shannon Murphy and internationally recognised filmmaker Samantha Lang. As ambassadors, their roles will include in-person and social video appearances throughout the program, uncovering their personal experiences and the impact of French film on their career journeys.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Karine Mauris, artistic director, Alliance Française French Film Festival added: “There’s nothing quite like the magic of cinema, when the lights go down and the audience is instantly bound together with the freedom to dream, laugh, cry and share experiences with one another. Inspired by the collective audience experience, we’re proud to present the most exciting Alliance Francaise French Film Festival to date. A true celebration of stories that universally allow us to look at ourselves as we share the excitement of French cinema.

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