French Fridays And French Film Festival are back in 2021!
Every year, the Alliance Française de Newcastle organises film events, bringing some of the best of French cinema to the big screens of Newcastle.
FRENCH FRIDAYS AND FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
Arrangements are underway to bring a selection of the best French films to Events Cinema Kotara for our French Fridays Program and the
French Film Festival. More information about the dates and the lineup will be released in February 2021.
A Special Screening of the comedy La Bonne Epouse (How to be a Good Wife) starring Juliette Binoche is happening on Friday 12 March to coincide with International Women's Day.
Tickets will be available to purchase on the Events Cinema Kotara website at the end of January.
FRANCE / COMEDY, DRAMA
2020 / 109 MINS / M
Directed by: Martin Provost
Starring: Juliette Binoche (The Truth, Who you think I am), François Berléand, Noémie Lvovsky (Rosalie Blum), Yolande Moreau (Séraphine), Édouard Baer
It’s 1968. The immaculate and morally upright Paulette Van Der Beck (Juliette Binoche) and her husband Robert have been running Van der Beck’s School of Housekeeping and Good Manners in the lush regions of Alsace for over two decades. With the help of Paulette’s eccentric stepsister Gilberte (Yolande Moreau) and the school’s communist-fearing, ex-Resistance nun Marie-Thérèse (Noémie Lvovsky), their mission is to train their young students to become perfect housewives, in times when women were expected to be largely subservient. When Paulette is left a widow and faces ruin, is she rattled by the return of her first love or the wind of freedom in France in May ‘68. What if this good wife finally becomes a free woman?SOURCE: ALLOCINE.FR
Martin Provost: Acclaimed director of The Midwife, Violette and Séraphine
Juliette Binoche: Oscar for Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1997 (The English Patient) and Oscar for Best Actress in 2001 (Chocolat), Best Actress in Cannes in 2010 (Certified Copy).
COVID-19 - important information
You will need to register your name on your mobile phone at the cinema via a QR code. There are QR code posters in the foyer as you enter the cinema complex.
Hand gel is available, patrons can wear masks if they want to and seating is arranged so that no one can sit in front, behind or next to you that you haven't come with.
Parking information at Westfield Kotara
Entry after 6pm is FREE - Customers must enter car park after 6pm and leave before midnight to receive free parking.
NOTE THAT 2 hours parking is free but if you register via the Westfield app or enter your number plate at the booth in the cinema foyer you
can get another 2 hours free parking otherwise parking charges apply after 2 hours.
For more details, here is the link to Westfield's information: https://www.westfield.com.au/kotara/service/2kP2fNDAcM2kMKIywmMekM/parking