The festival features a diverse showcase of French cinema and L’Oréal Paris is running six charity screenings of the French film A Chance Encounter. All proceeds go to New Zealand charity Breast Cancer Cure.
Tickets cost $30 which includes a L’Oréal Paris gift bag and a glass of bubbles on arrival. The L’Oréal Paris Beauty Station will be at each theatre to look after guests’ beauty needs.
All funds raised from the screenings assist Breast Cancer Cure – a not-for-profit charity – in moving closer towards a future free of the fear of breast cancer for Kiwi women. Currently New Zealand has the third highest death rate from breast cancer in the western world.
“Every dollar raised will be allocated to New Zealand research institutions and researchers to help protect the next generation of young women from the trauma that many of their mothers and grandmothers currently face in battling breast cancer,” says Breast Cancer Cure general manager Phillipa Green.
“The alignment with L’Oréal Paris is a mutually beneficial partnership targeted at women for women, where both organisations strive to achieve the goal of finding a cure for breast cancer by 2018.”
Charity screening venues and dates are:
Rialto Cinemas Newmarket Hoyts Northlands
9 and 11 March 6:30pm 16 March 6:30pm
Embassy Theatre Rialto Cinemas Dunedin
30 March 6:30pm 1 April 6:30pm
Lido Cinema Hamilton
30 April 6:15pm
Charity screening tickets are available from each cinema or on their respective websites.
The 2015 season of the L’Oréal Paris Alliance Française French Film Festival screens in Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson, Timaru, Wellington, Tauranga, Dunedin, Havelock North, Arrowtown, Palmerston North and Hamilton. The festival runs from 19 February to 29 April – for more information visit www.frenchfilmfestival.co.nz.
*Hamilton tickets purchasable at cinema only.
Booking fees may apply for online purchases