Special Events / Les soirées 2021
OPENING NIGHT GALA 2021
Wed 23 June - FFFA
The French Film Festival Aotearoa will be launching in Havelock North on Wednesday 23 June with the Opening Night screening of Antoinette in the Cévennes which looks a real adventure movie of a woman and her donkey, Patrick, pursuing her lover and his family.
You should have already received info about this.Tickets are just on sale for members only fora limited time and will include nibbles from Pipi's, drinks and of course the film.
The festival will then continue from 24 June - 7 July. Programmes are now available at Event Cinemas and soon to be cafes and shops.
An Official Selection of the 2020 Cannes International Film Festival, writer/director Caroline Vignal’s hilarious and life-affirming romantic comedy stars the wonderful Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!, Sibyl) as a woman who finds herself on a journey of self-discovery in somewhat unexpected circumstances.
SPECIAL EVENT 2021
18h30 Thu 1 July - FFFA
Join us for a special screening of La Daronne / The Godmother at 6:30pm. This Special Event will run in the same way as our usual CIné-Club with bread, cheese and $5 glasses of wine available from 6pm, screening commences at 6:30pm.
As this is part of the Festival tickets will be the $14.50 AF price and will need to be purchased from Event Cinemas.
Based on the award-winning novel by Hannelore Cayre – who also co-wrote the script – The Godmother is a beautifully crafted blend of French noir, drama and comedy with a triumphant performance by Huppert as a defiantly independent woman making her mark on the world with a bang rather than a whimper.
The effervescent Isabelle Huppert returns to the Festival (Mrs Hyde; Things to Come) in The Godmother, where the gritty realism of Breaking Bad meets the stoner comedy of a Seth Rogen movie.