Posted Monday 02 Feb 2015
The Alliance Fran�aise French Film Festival organizers have unveiled their 2015 official film selection.
This year's selection is dominated by films from new directorial voices, and in particular, films directed by women.
11 feature films in the 2015 line-up are helmed by female directors, including Eden by Mia Hansen-L�ve (Father of My Children), Sex, Love and Therapy by Venus Beauty Institute's Tonie Marshall, My Summer in Provence by Rose Bosch and the debut film from Jeanne Herry, Elle l'Adore, starring Sandrine Kiberlain and Laurent Lafitte.
Hot off its recent premi�re at the Vancouver International Film Festival, first-time filmmaker Julie Georgia Bernard's Handmade with Love in France will also screen during the festival. Handmade 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.
"It's always refreshing to celebrate the voices and visions of female directors, and a new generation of talented filmmakers and screenwriters," says Festival Director Sarah Reese.
The festival returns to eleven cities nationwide from 19 February to 29 April 2015. For more information about dates and venues, and the festival's 2015 film selection, please visit www.frenchfilmfestival.co.nz . Tickets on sale now.