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Australia’s French Film Festival, organised by the Alliance Française (Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney), is about to burst forth on to the cinematic scene in March with a sensational line up of films. Read about the Festival and the Competition we’re running that will help to get you there!
‘Moments and experiences are all we have. They make us who we are… It is with experience that you can put together ideas, mix concepts and energies, which then influence what you produce creatively. I have never been content to settle, work the 9 – 5… and I guess as a result I have made choices that have taken me to different places, thrown me into various situations (some hard, some just amazing).
The ones I thought might interest you, dear MyFrenchLife™ visitor, are the six postcards sent from France between 1921 and 1922 to the Williams family, who lived in Sydney. I wish I could ask Nanna Forte how she came by these cards or whether she knew the Williams family, but she passed away many years ago.
Visiting Les Invalides, where a guard ordered me to take my hat off before approaching Napoleon’s tomb (‘Votre chapeau, monsieur!’); visiting Notre Dame during a wedding, where a trumpeter and organist duetted in the Prelude from Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Te Deum in D; travelling along the Seine in a fly-boat as the rain drizzled soothingly on the glass roof.