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Director to present at AFFFF

The Alliance Française French Film Festival is delighted to announce director Rebecca Zlotowski (pictured, top) will travel to New Zealand to present her stunning feature film Planetarium at selected screenings in Auckland and Wellington.

Zlotowski has a reputation for films of emotional depth and striking visuals. Taking us back to the height of studio cinema, Planetarium showcases opulent costumes and stunning cinematography. Starring Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp, two sisters who have the ability to contact ghosts and perform as psychic mediums, the film is set at the close of the 1930s in Paris. There, in the city of light, they catch the eye of film producer Korben (Emmanuel Salinger) who becomes obsessed with the idea of filming the supernatural. The sisters become embroiled in the world of cinema, blissfully unaware of the worldwide turmoil of the years to come.

Zlotowski will present her film at the Wellington screening on 12 March at Embassy Theatre. A Q+A will follow the screening, moderated by writer and reviewer Brannavan Gnanalingam. She will also introduce her film in Auckland on 13 March at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket. A Q+A will follow the screening.

Before the Auckland screening, Zlotowski will conduct a masterclass in Auckland. Her visit is made possible thanks to support from UniFrance, Alliance Française New Zealand, and the Embassy of France in New Zealand.

The Alliance Française French Film Festival will run from 1 March – 12 April 2017 in 12 cities.

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