HOTA CINEMA opens 20 May
Cast & Creatives: Isabelle Huppert, Hippolyte Girardot, Farida Ouchani
Underpaid, overworked French-Arabic translator Patience Portefeux (Isabelle Huppert) is in charge of phone surveillance for a narcotics police unit. When Patience switches sides to become a wholesale narcotics trafficker, she uses her insider knowledge and police resources to dominate her competition in the drug trade and thwart detection from her police colleagues.When Patience switches sides to become a wholesale narcotics trafficker, she uses her insider knowledge and police resources to dominate her competition in the drug trade and thwart detection from her police colleagues.
GenreComedy,: Crime, Drama
Director: Jean-Paul Salomé
Thursday 15 April - 6.30pm
Sunday 18 April - 8.30pm
Queensland Premiere -
Directed by retired Olympic swimmer turned filmmaker Pascal Plante, this quietly confronting drama is defined by an amazing performance from Olympic swimmer turned actor Katerine Savard.
While young and in her prime, Nadia (Savard) decides to retire from professional swimming after the (fictious) 2020 Olympic Games; to escape a rigid life of sacrifice. After her very last race, Nadia drifts into nights of excess punctuated by episodes of self-doubt. But even this transitional numbness cannot conceal her true inner quest: defining her identity outside the world of elite sports.
“Olympian Katerine Savard dives into acting in this sensitive coming-of-age drama from the Cannes 2020 selection about a 21-year-old swimmer on the cusp of retirement.” Indiewire
Director: Pascal Plante
Duration: 107mins - Genre : Drama
Language: French - Subtitle : English
THE ROSEMAKER - LA FINE FLEUR
Thursday 22 April - 12.00pm
Sunday 25 April - 1.30pm
An enchanting comedy starring the wonderful Catherine Frot (Marguerite) as a once successful rosemaker
on the brink of losing her business until she forms an unlikely friendship with three new apprentices.
Eve (Catherine Frot) used to be one of the most famous rose creators in the world. Today, her company is
on the verge of bankruptcy. On top of that, her secretary Vera has hired three outcasts with absolutely no gardening skills. Though they have nothing in common, they come up with the craziest plan that could
change their lives forever and save the business.
Director : Pierre Pinaud
Cast & Creatives: Catherine Frot, Melan Omerta, Fatsah Bouyahmed, Olivia Côte, Marie Petiot
Duration : 95 mins - Genre : Comedy, Drama
Language: French - Subtitle: English
BRISBANE 17 March to 13 April
BYRON BAY 24 March to 14 April
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La matinée de conversation
Due to COVID-19 crisis, this event is cancelled until further notice.
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Chronicle of Our Events
2020 Bastille Day celebration, Tuesday 14 July 2020
This year, due to COVID-19 pandemic it was necessary to cancel our annual celebratory dinner party. To mark the French National Day, a special video presentation was put together; it can be watched on the link here or by clicking on the photo below. It features an address by the President of AF Gold Coast, songs in French by Huguette and a virtual walk in Paris. (Please note, the begining of the recording is at the 10:30 point of the video.)
Wine and Cheese Evening, Saturday 23 November 2019
It was a fantastic evening of great music, wine and food.
Everybody enjoyed the musical entertainment in French by Huguette from Adore Music, the Champagne, wine tastings and presentation by Brad and Cheryl from Savina Lane Wines; Beaujolais Nouveau Wine; petits fours from My French Pastries, cheeses and nibbles.