About the Event
PALACE NOVA EASTEND: ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT GALA & FILM
Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Max Angély (Jean-Pierre Bacri, for whom the role was penned) has enjoyed a celebrated career as a caterer and event organiser. Today, it’s all hands on deck for Pierre and Héléna’s nuptials in a breathtaking 17th century French chateau. As per usual, Max has everything precisely organised but, as the celebrations get underway, Murphy’s Law takes over, and his perfectly planned occasion risks disintegrating into a chaotic farce. Can Max and his team pull together to make Pierre and Héléna’s special day memorable for all the right reasons?
The Closing Night film at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, C'est la vie! is a carefully crafted, character-based rom-com loaded with witty zingers. A hypnotically jazzy soundtrack and top-notch ensemble cast – including Gilles Lellouche (The Connection, AF FFF2015) as the scenestealing DJ James – seals the deal on what is shameless fun from go to whoa.
Rome Film Festival (Italy, 2017)
Selection Official Competition
TIFF (Canada, 2017) Selection GALA
San Sebastian International Film Festival
Edition 2017 Selection Official Competition
Dates & Tickets
When: Thursday 22 March
Time: 6:30pm Reception - includes drinks and finger food
7pm C'est la vie! followed by opening night party
Cost: Adult $60, FFF Alliance Member $55, Palace Movie Club $55
Please note, Opening Night, Closing Night and Special Events are 18+