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A Catherine Deneuve retrospective and French films classics in Australia

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September 4, 2015

Studiocanal presents a Catherine Deneuve retrospective on the occasion of the launching of the first edition of the Alliance Française Classic Film Festival, taking place 3-5 September 2015 in Sidney.

Studiocanal presents a Catherine Deneuve retrospective on the occasion of the launching of the first edition of the Alliance Française Classic Film Festival, taking place 3-5 September 2015 in Sidney.

The Alliance Française of Sidney, in association with Studiocanal, launches on September 3, 2015 the first Alliance Française Classic Film Festival. This new celebration of vintage cinema is committed to promote French films heritage to Australian audiences and will annually focus upon a talent, actor or director who has made an indelible contribution to France’s famed film industry. Through this retrospective, six emblematic movies of iconic actress Catherine Deneuve will be screened.

The lineup includes Luis Buñuel’s masterpiece Belle de Jour (1967), the last movie of director Jean-Pierre Melville A cop ( 1972) and Indochine (1992), a drama which earned Catherine Deneuve an Oscar nomination and received the Best Foreign Language Film.

Studiocanal has been in Australia since 2012. In this country French films are quite popular as in 2014 the 27 movies produced or coproduced in France out in theaters have attracted more than 1.9 million Australian people. Besides, in 2014 French movies attendance in Australia is up by 67,5% compared to 2013.  (source : Ambassade de France à Canberra).

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