1058 Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018

The Alliance Française French Film Festival will return to Luna Palace Cinemas from 14 March – 4 April for its 29th edition andis poised to seduce audiences with an incendiary selection of 47 features, 2 documentaries and a cheeky Parisian TV series, which showcase the passion, artistry and dazzling diversity of contemporary French cinema.

Launching the 2018 edition of this iconic Festival, staged by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia and generous support of Presenting Sponsor, Renault Australia, will be C’est la vie! (Le sens de la fête), a delicious comedy from Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, the famed directorial team behind the 2011 global hit, The Intouchables. The film stars the inimitable Jean-Pierre Bacri – in a role penned especially for him - as Max, a famed, but cantankerous caterer and event organiser, tasked with creating a fairytale wedding at a sumptuous 17th century château.

Closing night audiences will be treated to 50 Is the New 30 (Marie-Francine), a Valentine to new beginnings, that won many hearts at the French box-office. In this endearing rom-com, the multi-talented Valérie Lemercier (Royal Palace!,The Visitors) enchants as Marie-Francine, a 50 year-old at life’s crossroads. Abandoned by her husband for a younger woman in the same week that she loses her job, she reluctantly returns to live with her kind, but over-bearing parents, who convince her to open an e-cigarette boutique, where romance beckons in the form of Miguel (Patrick Timsit), a neighbouring chef.

Between these two buoyant ‘bookends’ lie a host of outstanding dramas, paeans to love, comedies, historic epics and tales of self-discovery that will engage and delight the most discerning cinephile.

We are also pleased to announce four films available for school bookings - Belle & Sebastian: Friends for Life, Big Bad Fox & Other Tales, The School of Life and Orchestra Class. For more information download the information sheet and booking form here and email groupbookings@lunapalace.com.au attention of Lucy Gibson.

The Alliance Française French Film Festival is screening at Cinema Paradiso, Windsor Cinema and Luna on SX. Programmes are available at all Luna Palace Cinemas sites or downloadable here


Cinema Paradiso
Luna On SX
Windsor Cinema

TRANSITIONS FILM FESTIVAL 2018, presented by local partner The Rescope Project, direct from screening in Melbourne and Sydney, the Festival runs from the 23rd to the 25th of March at Luna Outdoor Cinema in Leederville. Special guests will also feature each night at the 3 screenings.
The Transitions Film Festival is coming to Perth for the first time from March 23-25 at Luna Outdoor with an enthralling line-up of cutting-edge documentaries about the existential challenges, mega-trends, and creative visions that are redefining what it means to be human.
The festival focuses on sharing positive stories about the solutions to society's greatest challenges, and showcases the local heroes and changemakers who are building a better world.
Featuring a stellar line-up of powerful films and inspirational guest speakers, Perth’s first Transitions Film Festival will change the way you look at the world.

Film program presented by The Rescope Project:

Fri 23rd March  Albatross  8:00pm. Special guests Rebecca Prince-Ruiz,Founder & Director of the Plastic Free July Foundation and Assoc Prof. Anfrea Gaynor UWA Environmental Historian will feature at this screening with Cr Jimmy Murphy opening the festival. Hosted by Anthony James, Executive Director The Rescope Project

Sat 24th March Free Lunch Society 8:00pm. Andrea Gibbs co-founder of  Barefaced Stories & presenter  on ABC Digital will introduce the film followed by a dsicussion  after the screening with special guest Chris Twomey Research & Development  Leader at WACOSS & Chair of the Green Institute. Hosted by Anthony James, Executive Director The Rescope Project

Sun 25th March A Silent Transformation 8.00pm. The film will be introduced by Eugenie Stockmann, the founder of Green Fabric, which emerged from her co-founding & directing of the award-winning collaborative housing initiative The Green Swing. And it will be followed by a panel discussion with special guests: Paul Flatau, Director of the Centre for Social Impact at UWA; Kerrie Nayler, from P&N Bank on behalf of the Business Council for Co-Operatives & Mutuals (BCCM); Andrea Biondo from Galactic Co-Operative.The evening is hosted by Tom Kooy

Please note: all films are exempt from classification, but children under 15 need to be accompanied by an adult. 

Tickets normal prices apply

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Full program at: http://www.transitionsfilmfestival.com

Luna Outdoor
1135 Spanish Film Festival 2018

Celebrate the Spanish Film Festival turning 21 when it returns to Cinema Paradiso from Thursday 26 April to Wednesday 16 May with a specially selected program of films and events.

The festival will kick off with its famous Opening Night Gala where guests can enjoy a glass of Freixenet Cava on arrival before the Australian premiere of the dance-floor comedy THE TRIBE (La Tribu) - Spain's answer to The Fully Monty! - before an after party at Connections Night Club with Torres wine, tasty Spanish food by Pinchos and live entertainment.

The Spanish Film Festival will also feature Australian premieres of MIST & THE MAIDEN (La niebla y la doncella), a gripping mystery follows a cold case investigation on the Spanish Canary Islands, adapted from Lorenzo Silva’s best-selling novel;  ABRACADABRA, an Almodóvar–esque madcap comedy from the maverick director of the Spanish Academy Award (Goya) winning Blancanieves (Snow White 2012) Pablo Berger; the period drama THE CHESS PLAYER (El jugador de ajedrez), Luis Oliveros’s second feature, which follows a chess master who is falsely accused of being a spy and sent to an SS prison; and DYING (Morir), evocative drama from breakout director Fernando Franco – a follow-up to his Goya Award winning debut Wounded.

There will be mid-festival fun with a special event screening of the cathartic comedy NO FILTER starring Maribel Verdú as a woman who can’t help but  speak her mind while rounding out the festival will be our special Closing Night presentation of Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro's beloved dark fairy-tale (and fantasy classic) PAN'S LABYRINTH.

The Spanish Film Festival is proudly supported in Perth by The West Australian.

For information on group/school bookings email lucy@lunapalace.com.au

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Screening: Thu 26 Apr - Wed 16 May at:
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