French Film Festival Titles Return

Posted Tuesday 17 Mar 2015

Festival organizers are bringing back some of the most popular 2015 Alliance Fran�aise French Film Festival titles from 20-22 March at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket and Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna.

Titles include the festival's opening night film The B�lier Family, Dany Boon's Superchondriac, and a very special screening of Handmade with Love in France featuring a Q+A with director Julie Georgia Bernard.

The full programme can be found on the official festival website, www.frenchfilmfestival.co.nz

Special guest announced for Auckland encore screenings

Hot off the success of her recent premi�re at the Vancouver International Film Festival, first-time feature filmmaker Julie Georgia Bernard will present a special screening of her documentary Handmade with Love in France followed by an exclusive Q+A on Saturday 21 March at 6:30pm at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket.

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 recently 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."

Bernard will also be presenting a special talk at Auckland Art Gallery, with Sharon Evan-Mikellis, Senior Lecturer of Fashion Design at AUT University on Saturday 21 March at 12:00pm.

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Collaborator Series - Voice vs Vision: The Writer & Director Dilemma

Posted Tuesday 17 Mar 2015

DEGNZ and NZWG have teamed up to bring you an insightful panel discussion to hear writer Dianne

Taylor (Apron Strings/Beyond the Known World) and writers and directors Rob Sarkies (Two Little Boys/

Out of the Blue) and Chris Dudman (Harry) talk it through faciliated by former development executive

Caroline Grose.

6.30 pm Wednesday 25 March

Horse & Trap, 3 Enfield Street, Mt Eden

Bar open 6.30 pm - discussion from 7pm

Cash bar - members of DEGNZ and NZWG free with membership card.

Non members $5 cash at the door,