The French Film Festival will be in Sydney from the 3rd to the 22th of March 2015.
That's a great opportunity to have some good time watching French films and improve your French at the same time.
Each year it curates a selection of the best contemporary french films.
Here you can watch the trailer of one of the films from the selection, Gemma Bovery.
This charming retelling of the classic Madame Bovary story is a visual feast, from the picturesque countryside to the so-good-you-can-almost-taste-it patisserie. Gemma Arterton is the playfully updated version of France’s most famous heroine with Fabrice Luchini as the smitten baker and film’s narrator. Complications ensue when Gemma meets a dashing aristocrat - just as the plot unfolds in the book.
Skilfully directed by Anne Fontaine, who also made the similarly sumptuous Coco Before Chanel, Gemma Bovery is based on the popular graphic novel by Posy Simmonds. Balancing real sensuality and hilarious one-liners, this is an endearing film about the dangers of stirring passions, with Arterton radiant as the titular bored housewife and Luchini delightful as always in the role of the comically obsessed baker.
During the month of February people in France celebrate the Carnival.
Carnival literally translated means "no meat" and are the traditional Christian celebrations and feast right before the start of the Christian period of Lent (six weeks period before Easter during which one maintains a frugal diet).
Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, mask and public street party. People often dress up and wear masks.
The three major Carnivals of France are the Nice Carnival, the Dunkirk Carnival and the Paris Carnival.