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AF Pride – Anaïs in Love
March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:23 pm AEST$35
Presents the 33rd
French Film Festival 2022
Eccentric and endearing, Anaïs in Love provides free spirited entertainment for audiences to escape with.
This sun filled film is warm and inviting with a rhythm all to its own. Like a breath of fresh air, audiences can relax as they stroll from the cobblestone streets of Paris to the rolling green hills of Normandy.
A romantic delight which offers simple story telling in a series of offbeat and endearing scenes. Anaïs in Love is slow burn intimacy at its finest.
Anaïs in Love is a sensual, funny and endearing French romantic comedy. Young Anais (Anaïs Demoustier Alice and the Mayor, AF FFF20) begins an affair with a much older man (Denis Podalydès, Sorry Angel, AF FFF19) but finds herself falling for his wife (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Paris etc, AF FFF18). This ménage à trois elegantly navigates fantasy, sensuality and melancholy in a film that grows in intensity with each passing minute.
Reminiscent of an Eric Rohmer or Greta Gerwig film, composer Nicolas Piovani takes the audience on a nostalgic journey from Paris to Normandy, the score of violin and cello compositions complimenting this polished yet slightly old-fashioned exploration of romance. Comic situations abound in Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet’s sparkling debut feature, with writing that draws sincere and captivating performances from Podalydès as a man out of his depth and Tedeschi as a woman on the edge of awakening.
Selected for Cannes Critics’ Week, Anaïs in Love paints a wacky but sensitive portrait of an indecisive young woman, a devilishly seductive tale in which the laws of desire and the quest for identity are intertwined.
Price : $35 which includes a glass of champagne/red/white/rose, a box of popcorn and a goody bag
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival
“As light and airy as a summer breeze, ’Anais In Love’ captures a portrait of a young woman impulsively navigating the unpredictable twists of life and love.”
– Screen International