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Entertainment Sydney starts its 32nd French Film Festival after having control of the Covid-19

12:50  03 march  2021
12:50  03 march  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le Festival du film français à Sydney sera une première pour de nombreux films dépourvus de salles dans l'Hexagone. © Alliance Française The French Film Festival in Sydney will be a first for many films without theaters in France.

Thanks to the very strict “zero cases of Covid-19” strategy, cinemas are open in Australia and festivals can take place. Tuesday evening March 2, the 32nd edition of the French Film Festival in Sydney opened. No less than a dozen French films are shown there as world premieres, their release in France having been postponed due to the closure of cinemas.

With our correspondent in Sydney, Grégory Plesse 6 A concert and champagne for the opening of the French Film Festival in Sydney . Australia’s movie theaters have reopened to the public for months. But those present Tuesday night for the occasion are nonetheless well aware that

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in the era of Covid-19

, it has become a rare privilege. 8 "We know that we are very lucky to be able to live almost normally in Australia and we think a lot about our relatives in France who are not so lucky, unfortunately", summarizes Elsa, who came as a spectator. 8 As they could not be shown to the public in France, the release of many films has been postponed. And paradoxically, it is therefore in Australia that a dozen French films will be shown in world premieres. 8 Philippe Ostermann, director of the Alliance Française de Sydney, which organizes the festival, is of course delighted: "We are going to have the world premiere of Aline , the biopic of Celine Dion, we are also going to have Delicious . It is indeed wonderful for us. »8 An honor totally deserved for the Australian public, very fond of French cinema. The French film festival in Australia is also the most popular in the world: this year, more than 200 6,000 spectators are expected. 7 ► See also:

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