“A captivating new generation of French filmmakers will showcase their productions in
the Nation’s Capital”(Phillipe Milloux, Alliance Française’s Chief Representative in Australia and Canberra’s
French Film Festival Director)
14 March – 1 April
Australia’s most successful touring film festival returns, with the NFSA’s Arc Cinema again co-hosting Canberra
screenings with the Greater Union Manuka cinemas, with the NFSA proud to host both the Opening Night Gala
and Closing Night events.
The Opening Night Gala (14 March at 7.30pm) will showcase Declaration of War (image above),and the
Festival will officially close (Sunday 1 April at 4.30pm) with the screening of acclaimed Francois Truffaut’s film
The Last Metro :the Caesar Awards’ winner for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Film, tells the
story of Marion Steiner, played by Catherine Deneuve, who is left to manage a small theatre company when
her Jewish husband Lucas is forced into exile under the German occupation of Paris in 1942, a must-see classic
from the great Truffaut.
As in 2011, the 2012 selection of recent French cinema showcases films hot from European box office success and
acclaim at Cannes and other major international film festivals, as well as new features from major French auteur
directors such as Alain Cavalier, Christophe Honoré, Mia Hansen-Løve, Robert Guédiguian and Joann Sfar.
In 2012 the AFFFF expands to celebrate Francophone cinema from around the world. Arc Cinema especially joins
with the festival and the Canadian High Commission to celebrate Café De Flore: the new film by the French
Canadian director of the art-house hit C.R.A.Z.Y., Jean-Marc Vallée.
Arc will also host a selection of topical and stylish new French documentaries, including The Look… director
Angelina Maccarone’s inventive documentary on iconic Anglo-French actress Charlotte Rampling.
Special ticket prices apply to all AFFFF sessions
Bookings phone 02 6248 2000 or the NFSA Box Office
Full details nfsa.gov.au/arc
The 2012 Alliance Française French Film Festival is presented by Peugeot, and in Canberra is presented with the support of the
Alliance Française de Canberra and the Embassy of France.
Thanks to: Philippe Milloux (Délégué Général de l’Alliance Française en Australie), Emmanuelle Denavit-Feller (Embassy of France)