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by Stephanie Denizard
posted 23/01/2018

Forever French with a Queen Kafé Touch: GIVEAWAY + French Cabaret + Mardi Gras Film Festival 24/01/2018

|| Wednesday 24 January 2018 ||8-9:30pm

Bonsoir, Good evening Eastside listeners, it’s Stéphanie Denizard from Queen Kafé. I will be hosting and producing Forever French on, Wednesday 24th of January 2018 from 8pm to 9h30pm. On the menu: FRENCH CLASSICAL CABARET with Jane Rutter at Camelot Lounge, QUEER SCREEN’S 25TH MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL. I will be giving away double passes to the screening of the movie Happy End by Austrian film director and screenwriter Michael Haneke, featuring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz and Toby Jones. During the show, when you hear the trailer of the movie call 9331 3000 and voilà, you might just win!  I will play a plethora of music coming from French speaking countries. That’s all tonight on Forever French!. To stream us and to listen to all previous shows, click here: http://www.eastsidefm.org/ForeverFrench



MOVIE HAPPY END: Master auteur Michael Haneke (Amour, The White Ribbon, Hidden) returns with a biting satire on bourgeois family values set in the shadow of the European refugee crisis. Featuring a cast of top acting talent, including Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz and Toby Jones, it’s a piercing dark comedy on the blind preoccupations of middle-class angst. When her mother falls ill under mysterious circumstances, young Eve (Fantine Harduin) is sent to live with her estranged father’s relatives in Calais. The Laurent family – wealthy, neurotic and self-obsessed – own a lucrative construction company and live in a sprawling mansion house, waited on by servants. But trouble is brewing, as a series of intergenerational back-stabbings threaten to tear the family apart. Meanwhile, distracted by infidelities and betrayals, they fail to notice that their new arrival has a sinister secret of her own. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Happy End bears all the hallmarks of Haneke’s uniquely stark and unsympathetic style. Pairing pitch-black humour with chillingly precise direction, it’s proof – if we ever needed it – that he remains one of modern cinema’s true visionaries. In Australian cinemas nationally February 8th, 2018

Source: http://www.transmissionfilms.com.au/films/happy-end


FRENCH CLASSICAL CABARET with Jane Rutter at Camelot Lounge.
Camelot Lounge becomes a “Cabaret Parisien” with flutiste, Jane Rutter performing French Cabaret, Chansons & Classical Favourites on Feb 1! The soiree features tributes to the French Baroque, Josephine Baker, and pieces by Piaf, Aznavour, Faure, Poulenc, Ravel, Claude Bolling, Michel Legrand, and Cole Porter. Accompanied by accordionist Marcello Maio, and pianist John Martin, Jane performs on five different flutes in this ‘up-close and personal’ evening of great French Music. Source: HERE










Queer Screen’s 25th Mardi Gras Film Festival is just around the corner. The first 10 ‘teaser’ films now on sale and the full program is announced, tickets are on sale at queerscreen.org.au for the Festival which screens from 15 February to 1 March, 2018.
With three french film already announced, the Mardi Gras Film Festival is the perfect starter to prepare yourself for the Alliance Française Film Festival.

4 Days in France: A man leaves his life behind and travels aimlessly through France, allowing his days to be shaped only by the people and landscapes he encounters.

KISS ME! Magalie, Nadege, Samira, Francoise… Oceane has had her fair share of exes, but when she meets Cecile, she goes to any lengths to make sure this time, it’s for good! But with an ex-girlfriend lurking around every corner and a penchant for raunchy party games, Oceane may have bitten off more than she can chew.

BPM In this exhilarating French drama, a diverse group of AIDS activists shake up the establishment. Winner of the prestigious Grand Prix at Cannes and acclaimed by critics around the world.  Faced with apathy, intolerance, and greed, French ACTUP activists take to the streets, schools, and labs of Paris to challenge the political inaction of their own government. By turns exciting, erotic, and heartbreaking, award-winning French drama BPM is a powerful story of the AIDS epidemic and the activists who fought for progress. Trailer: https://youtu.be/z4_79dnJeNU

DATE: Feb 15 – Mar 1, 2018
VENUE: Event Cinemas George St, Cremorne Orpheum and Golden Age
SOURCE: http://queerscreen.org.au 




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