FFF18 C'est la vie!

M 117 mins

About the Event

Join us for a night of French fun and laughter at the opening night of the French Film Festival. Enjoy a glass of wine, live entertainment and after party. 

About the Film

The dynamic directorial duo behind the 2011 smash The Intouchables – Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache – reunite for the Opening Night film C’est la vie!, in which a wedding threatens to erupt into an utter nightmare for the party’s cantankerous planner, Max.

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 Film Screening 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+

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