Freshest Talent from French Film in Town

Posted Monday 02 Mar 2015

The Alliance Fran�aise French Film Festival celebrates The Stars of Tomorrow� and announces another special guest!

The Stars of Tomorrow is also a way to enrich the local New Zealand film-going community, by showcasing the freshest talent from France and their respective projects. Q+A sessions and special events will be organized around selected screenings to give festival spectators an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the project was put together and how the artistic vision became a reality.

The 2015 Star of Tomorrow:

Hot off the success of her recent premi�re at the Vancouver International Film Festival, first-time feature filmmaker Julie Georgia Bernard will showcase her documentary  Handmade with Love in France during the Alliance Fran�aise French Film Festival 2015 in New Zealand.

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 has already 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."

The details:

Julie Georgia Bernard will travel to New Zealand in late March 2015 to promote Handmade with Love in France. She will present a Q+A after the Wellington premiere of the film on Sunday 22 March at 2:00pm at the Embassy Theatre. Early booking strongly recommended. More details of her tour will be announced shortly via the festival's official website,

The ninth annual Alliance Fran�aise French Film Festival launches its two month national tour tonight in Auckland. For more information about the festival, please visit . I