Once a year, Alliance Française brings the best of French cinema to Sydney — the latest and greatest, the flicks that won't make it to our shores otherwise, and a smattering of classic fare as well. If you're particularly keen on the latter, it also runs a second festival, too, which is completely devoted to stellar movies from years gone by.
Returning for its fourth year, the 2018 Alliance Française Classic Film Festival will hone its focus on the inimitable Jeanne Moreau. A shining light of French cinema since the 1950s, she starred in such as Louis Malle's Elevator to the Gallows, Luis Buñuel's Diary of a Chambermaid and Joseph Losey's Eva — and the iconic Jules and Jim by Francois Truffaut.
With Moreau sadly passing away in 2017 at the age of 89, the festival will showcase six of her best features across its four-day Sydney program, with French New Wave highlight Moderato Cantabile also on the lineup, alongside The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea from her work in the 90s.
The fest hits Palace Norton Street and the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace at Cremorne between Thursday, September 6 and Sunday, September 9.