AF French Film Festival - An Afternoon at the Opera

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Bring out your pearls and your hats, and let Marguerite's voice bring you to heaven... or not! Come and celebrate music with us for this afternoon screening.
Includes a drink on arrival and nibbles, exceptional performance by Mezzo-Soprano Christina The Monique Flanagan, student in the Graduate Diploma of Classical Voice, WAAPA) and Kohan Van Sambeck, pianiste (student of BMus Hons, WAAPA), followed by film screening.

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Alliance Française Members $25.00
Non-Members $30.00

Sunday 20 March, 3.30pm at Windsor Cinema

Drinks on arrival, sweet finders foods and an exceptional performance by soprano Christina The and two WAAPA's students, Monique Flanagan, mezzo-soprano and Kohan Van Sambeck, pianiste
4.00pm Screening


Wealthy Marguerite Dumont (the multi-award winning Catherine Frot) loves to sing passionately for an avid crowd of friends and devotees. The only problem is she’s terrible!

Marguerite is kept in the dark about her extreme lack of talent by her husband (André Marcon, Tour de Force – Festival 2014) and butler (Denis Mpunga, Dead ManTalking). However, an unexpected rave review leads her to plan a public recital – so how can the charade possibly continue?

As a web of deceit and delusion unfolds, Marguerite’s mammoth performance will fascinate, appal and amuse, often all at once. Based on the notoriously awful vocal career of Florence Foster Jenkins, director Xavier Giannoli has made a delectably sharp and mischievous satire which is the opposite of his previous serious exploration of music performance, The Singer. A merciless dissection of class pretensions, this was a resounding favourite on the Lido at the Venice International Film Festival in 2015.

Consummately filmed, richly complex and cringingly hilarious, this is one for all lovers of fine cinema done well, and great music done very badly.

  Sponsor : La Galette de France

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