The Alliance Française French Film Festival has named TV3’s Kate Rodger as the patron of its 2018 edition, and revealed the first three titles of its line-up.
Getting the ball rolling in fine fashion, the three films announced all premiered at Cannes in May this year.
Léa Mysius’ coming-of-age tale Ava (pictured, top) was shot on 35mm and drew good reviews from The Hollywood Reporter and Variety on its Cannes premiere. Hubert Charuel’s rural thriller of a man, a cow and an epidemic, Bloody Milk (Petit Paysan), premiered in Cannes’ Critics Week selection, also to goo reviews.
Léonor Serraille’s Montparnasse Bienvenüe (Jeune Femme) took away the Caméra d’Or at Cannes. The drama features Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, whom keen festival-goers will remember from La Pirogue which played the African Film Festival NZ in 2015.
The Alliance Française French Film Festival runs 1 March – 18 April 2018 across 13 cities.