Louise Bourgoin stars in the French film La fille de Monaco which is part of the French Film Festival coming to Ballina soon.
Louise Bourgoin stars in the French film La fille de Monaco which is part of the French Film Festival coming to Ballina soon.

The French do good footage

The French make good coffee. The French make good wine. And the French make good films.

The North Coast Alliance Francaise is hosting a French film festival at Ballina Cinema from Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 2. The festival, which is touring Australia, comprises five new French films. The films fall into the genre of comedy but each has its own flavour within that genre.

“There has already been quite a bit of interest in the festival at Ballina Cinema, so I would advise people to book their tickets in advance,” president of Alliance Francaise North Coast Olivier Maxted said.

The film schedule is as follows:

La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) – Friday, April 30, 7pm.

Les Enfants de Timplebach (Trouble at Timpetill) – Saturday, May 1, 10am.

Les Bureaux de Dieu (God’s Offices) – Saturday, May 1, 3.30pm.

Comme Les Autres (Baby Love) – Sunday, May 2, 1.45pm.

LOL (Laughing out Loud) – Sunday, May 2, 3.30pm.

Luckily for those of us whose French is a bit dodgy, all films have English subtitles. (C’est un tres bonne idée, n’est-ce pas?)

Tickets are $12/10/8 per film or $50/45 for all five films and are available from Ballina Cinema (6686 9600) or online from www.afcdn.org.au.


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