French Film Festival


The French Film Festival has grown to become the foremost French cultural event and the second largest film festival in New Zealand.

The Trouble with You

A widowed detective sets out to right her late husband's wrongs after learning that he was a crooked cop in this Cannes award-winning comedy.

The Trouble with You

A widowed detective sets out to right her late husband's wrongs after learning that he was a crooked cop in this Cannes award-winning comedy.

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Last Year at Marienbad

In this French drama that won the top award at Venice, a man tries to persuade a woman that they have met before - last year at Marienbad.

Last Year at Marienbad

In this French drama that won the top award at Venice, a man tries to persuade a woman that they have met before - last year at Marienbad.

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Claire Darling

Oscar nominee Catherine Deneuve (Indochine) spontaneously decides to sell all her belongings in this French family drama from Julie Bertuccelli.

Claire Darling

Oscar nominee Catherine Deneuve (Indochine) spontaneously decides to sell all her belongings in this French family drama from Julie Bertuccelli.

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A Man in a Hurry

A businessman acquires a frustrating yet funny language problem after a stress-related stroke in this French dramedy based on a true story.

A Man in a Hurry

A businessman acquires a frustrating yet funny language problem after a stress-related stroke in this French dramedy based on a true story.

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Guy (2018)

A young journalist shoots a documentary on a has-been musician's comeback tour after learning he is his biological father in this French dramedy.

Guy (2018)

A young journalist shoots a documentary on a has-been musician's comeback tour after learning he is his biological father in this French dramedy.

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A Faithful Man

In this French dramedy, a couple's relationship gets tense when she leaves him for his best friend, and then returns to him after that friend dies.

A Faithful Man

In this French dramedy, a couple's relationship gets tense when she leaves him for his best friend, and then returns to him after that friend dies.

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The World is Yours

Karim Leklou must make one last drug deal before he can realise his dream of opening a Mr. Freeze in Morocco in this French crime comedy.

The World is Yours

Karim Leklou must make one last drug deal before he can realise his dream of opening a Mr. Freeze in Morocco in this French crime comedy.

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The Summer House (Les Estivants)

A filmmaker (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, also writing and directing) deals with a breakup and tries to write while on a French Riviera vacation.

The Summer House (Les Estivants)

A filmmaker (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, also writing and directing) deals with a breakup and tries to write while on a French Riviera vacation.

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The Image Book

The latest oddity from filmmaking legend Jean-Luc Godard, which became the first film ever to be awarded Cannes's Spéciale Palme d'Or.

The Image Book

The latest oddity from filmmaking legend Jean-Luc Godard, which became the first film ever to be awarded Cannes's Spéciale Palme d'Or.

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Dumped (Larguées)

Two sisters cheer up their recently dumped mother (Two-time César winner, Miou-Miou) by taking her on vacation in this French comedy.

Dumped (Larguées)

Two sisters cheer up their recently dumped mother (Two-time César winner, Miou-Miou) by taking her on vacation in this French comedy.

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Le Grand Bal

Documentary from Laetitia Carlton that explores an annual dance event in France, staged in an idyllic rural location south of Paris.

Le Grand Bal

Documentary from Laetitia Carlton that explores an annual dance event in France, staged in an idyllic rural location south of Paris.

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Normandy Nude

Philippe Le Guay co-writes and directs this tale of a proud farming community who must put their grievances aside to save their village.

Normandy Nude

Philippe Le Guay co-writes and directs this tale of a proud farming community who must put their grievances aside to save their village.

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Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion

Asterix and Obelix go in search of a young druid to replace an ageing Panoramix in this French animated adventure based on the hit comics.

Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion

Asterix and Obelix go in search of a young druid to replace an ageing Panoramix in this French animated adventure based on the hit comics.

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In Your Hands (Au bout des Doigts)

A young man with an untended gift for piano-playing is given a life-changing opportunity by a new mentor in this French-Belgian drama.

In Your Hands (Au bout des Doigts)

A young man with an untended gift for piano-playing is given a life-changing opportunity by a new mentor in this French-Belgian drama.

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In Safe Hands

A woman (Sandrine Kimberlain, Alias Betty) who has spent the last 10 years fighting to adopt a child finally gets her big chance in this French drama.

In Safe Hands

A woman (Sandrine Kimberlain, Alias Betty) who has spent the last 10 years fighting to adopt a child finally gets her big chance in this French drama.

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I Feel Good

An opportunist is obsessed with finding a get-rich-quick scheme opts to offer cut-price, quickie cosmetic surgery in this French comedy drama.

I Feel Good

An opportunist is obsessed with finding a get-rich-quick scheme opts to offer cut-price, quickie cosmetic surgery in this French comedy drama.

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Promise at Dawn (La promesse de l'aube)

French tragi-comedy telling the story of one of France's most celebrated novelists, Romain Gary (Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent).

Promise at Dawn (La promesse de l'aube)

French tragi-comedy telling the story of one of France's most celebrated novelists, Romain Gary (Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent).

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The Ideal Palace

Ferdinand Cheval, a humble postman, devotes 33 years to building a palace for his daughter in this French period drama based on a true story.

The Ideal Palace

Ferdinand Cheval, a humble postman, devotes 33 years to building a palace for his daughter in this French period drama based on a true story.

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Family Portrait (Photo de Famille)

Three estranged siblings reunite with their distant parents at their grandmother's funeral in this French ensemble comedy.

Family Portrait (Photo de Famille)

Three estranged siblings reunite with their distant parents at their grandmother's funeral in this French ensemble comedy.

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The Sisters Brothers

Western dark comedy and Jacques Audiard’s follow-up to his Palme D’Or-winning Dheepan. Stars John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix.

The Sisters Brothers

Western dark comedy and Jacques Audiard’s follow-up to his Palme D’Or-winning Dheepan. Stars John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix.

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Girl (2018)

A 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, dreams to become a ballerina in Lukas Dhont's feature debut, nominated for the Queen Palm at Cannes.

Girl (2018)

A 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, dreams to become a ballerina in Lukas Dhont's feature debut, nominated for the Queen Palm at Cannes.

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Sorry Angel

A young gay couple's relationship hits hard times in this French drama nominated for both the Queer Palm and the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

Sorry Angel

A young gay couple's relationship hits hard times in this French drama nominated for both the Queer Palm and the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

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Wine Calling

Documentary on a new wave of French wine makers who are spearheading a movement devoted to superior taste and environmental sustainability.

Wine Calling

Documentary on a new wave of French wine makers who are spearheading a movement devoted to superior taste and environmental sustainability.

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Girls of the Sun

A battalion of women fight ISIS to take back their homes in this Cannes Palme d'Or-nominated war drama.

Girls of the Sun

A battalion of women fight ISIS to take back their homes in this Cannes Palme d'Or-nominated war drama.

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Jean Paul Gaultier: Freak & Chic

Documentary following French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier over six months as he put together his ultra-flamboyant Fashion Freak Show.

Jean Paul Gaultier: Freak & Chic

Documentary following French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier over six months as he put together his ultra-flamboyant Fashion Freak Show.

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Memoir of War

Mélanie Thierry is seminal author Marguerite Duras in director Emmanuel Finkiel's adaptation of her semi-autobiographical wartime novel.

Memoir of War

Mélanie Thierry is seminal author Marguerite Duras in director Emmanuel Finkiel's adaptation of her semi-autobiographical wartime novel.

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The Fall of the American Empire

A truck driver happens upon an unexpected financial windfall in this thoughtful comedy from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Denys Arcand.

The Fall of the American Empire

A truck driver happens upon an unexpected financial windfall in this thoughtful comedy from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Denys Arcand.

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Two is a Family

Omar Sy is living it up on the beaches of the Côte d’Azur when a former lover shows up and drops off the fruits of their tryst - his daughter.

Two is a Family

Omar Sy is living it up on the beaches of the Côte d’Azur when a former lover shows up and drops off the fruits of their tryst - his daughter.

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Kiss & Tell

An A-list cast of French cinema, which includes Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling, fills out this romantic comedy of errors.

Kiss & Tell

An A-list cast of French cinema, which includes Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling, fills out this romantic comedy of errors.

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