Alliance Française French Film Festival, Wellington, 19 February 2015 : The Stars of Tomorrow is also a way to enrich the local New Zealand film-going community, by showcasing the freshest talent from France and their respective projects. Q+A sessions and special events will be organized around selected screenings to give festival spectators an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the project was put together and how the artistic vision became a reality.
Hot off the success of her recent première at the Vancouver International Film Festival, first-time feature filmmaker Julie Georgia Bernard will showcase her documentary Handmade with Love in France during the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015 in New Zealand.
Handmade with Love in France is a riveting documentary celebrating the Parisian artisans who create haute couture outfits for the likes of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel, and explores what happens when their workshops begin to close their doors. New Zealand Herald’s Viva Magazine has already called it, “The best film at this year’s French Film Festival.”
“I love New Zealand,” says Bernard, “and it would be such an honour if you like my film.”
Julie Georgia Bernard will travel to New Zealand in late March 2015 to promote Handmade with Love in France. She will present a Q+A after the Wellington premiere of the film on Sunday 22 March at 2:00pm at the Embassy Theatre. Early booking strongly recommended. More details of her tour will be announced shortly via the festival’s official website and social media channels.
The ninth annual Alliance Française French Film Festival launches its two month national tour in Auckland today, Thursday 19 February.