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French Films

French Fridays

We are happy to let you know that we will have 6 movie nights instead of the usual 5!

This year again, the Alliance Française de Newcastle has partnered with the Newcastle Film Society and the Towers Cinema Newcastle to bring you French movies never released in Australia before.

On each night, pack your passport and jump into France for a few hours, enjoy some French delicacies including pastries, wine and cheese prior and during the screening and discover new films and short films in French with English subtitles. 

There is a traditional French little market at the cinema, starting at 6pm, followed by the movie starting at 7pm.

We hope to see you there!

French Fridays 2017 :
- 27 October: The country doctor


- a single ticket is $10 for non AF members and $7 for AF members
- a French Fridays Pass (6 movies) is $50 for non AF members and $25 for AF members.


The country doctor (m├ędecin de campagne)

France (2015) 102min - DRAMA (M)

In French with English subtitles

Directed by Thomas Lilti
Starring: François Cluzet, Marianne Denicourt, Isabelle Sadoyan, Félix Moati,

French box-office star François Cluzet (The Intouchables, 2011) headlines this heartwarming and engaging medical drama from popular doctor-turned-director Thomas Lilti.

Jean-Pierre Werner (Cluzet) is a kind, no-nonsense, firmly established country doctor, who works grueling hours and whose role in the community often extends beyond simply overseeing the physical well being of his patients.  When he is diagnosed with an illness which demands he stop work, he is force to take on a replacement who, to his dismay, is the inexperienced Nathalie (Isabelle Sadoyan). Jean-Pierre struggles to accept his reality and let go of his work, entirely unconvinced that Nathalie has what it takes to replace him. This only serves to make the handover more challenging, but little does Jean-Pierre know that beyond Nathalie's often humorous faux-pas lies a strong and resourceful woman who is determined to meet the demands of the role, and break the ice with the loyal - albeit quirky - patients.

Superbly cast and emotionally complex, this is a moving and funny character drama, which will undoubtedly leave you with "a joie de vivre".
Trailer available here

French Film Festival

This year again, the Alliance Française de Newcastle is organising a French Film Festival in partnership with Tower Cinemas and the Newcastle Film Society.

 The French Film Festival will be held on the 26, 27 and 28th of May 2017. Save the dates!

The program
Friday 26th of May
- Opening night with the movie The Odyssey (PG) starting at 7pm
There will be a little French market starting at 6pm before the movie.
Saturday 27th of May
- Belle and Sebastian 2: The Adventure continues (PG) at 10.30am
- The Midwife (PG) at 2pm
- From the Land of the Moon (Maj 15+) at 7pm
Sunday 28th of May
- Heal the living (MAJ15+) at 10.30am
- Penny Pincher (M) at 2pm for the closing of the French Film Festival 2017.
An afternoon tea will be starting at 1pm before the last movie of the French Film Festival 2017.


- Single ticket $15 or $12 for AF members and concession.
- Special Children price for the Saturday morning movie only for $9
- Festival weekend Pass $60 or $50 for AF members and concession.

More information available here: newcastlefrenchfilmfestival.weebly.com

 We hope to see you all very soon!


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