French Film Festival Aotearoa 2024.


We’re incredibly excited to announce three of the fantastic titles that will be winging their way to French Film Festival Aotearoa 2024. We’ll have plenty more reveals in the coming months, so stay tuned to our newsletter and social media accounts.

The survival drama Suddenly, political thriller The Sitting Duck, and latest François Ozon film The Crime is Mine will be playing in this year’s Festival.

See below for trailers and more information on these upcoming releases.

Tickets for French Film Festival Aotearoa go on sale 24 April – mark your calendars!
Tauranga will host the festival from 30th May to 12th June

Suddenly (Soudain seuls)

Vincent and Laura are a passionate but volatile couple who embark on a round-the-world sailing adventure to give their relationship a new start. During their trip, they decide to explore a vast deserted island which they discover off the coast of Chile. Caught in a violent storm, they shelter in an abandoned whaling station for the night, but wake up the next morning to find their boat has disappeared. Stranded in a hostile environment with no means of communication, dwindling supplies and winter approaching, they must work together in a life and death battle for survival that will challenge their feelings and change their relationship forever.

Trailer: SUDDENLY – Trailer (

The Sitting Duck (La Syndicaliste)

The Sitting Duck is the true story of Maureen Kearney (Isabelle Huppert), the head union representative of a French multinational nuclear powerhouse. She became a whistleblower, denouncing top-secret deals that shook the French nuclear sector. Alone against the world, she fought government ministers and industry leaders, tooth and nail to bring the scandal to light and to defend more than 50,000 jobs… Her life was turned upside down when she was violently assaulted in her own home… The investigation is carried out under pressure: the subject is sensitive. Suddenly, new elements create doubt in the minds of the investigators. At first a victim, Maureen becomes a suspect.

Trailer: THE SITTING DUCK – Trailer (

The Crime is Mine (Mon crime)

From director François Ozon (8 Women, Swimming Pool)

In 1930s Paris, Madeleine, a pretty, young, penniless and talentless actress, is accused of murdering a famous producer. Helped by her best friend Pauline, a young unemployed lawyer, she is acquitted on the grounds of self-defense. A new life of fame and success begins, until the truth comes out.

Trailer: The Crime Is Mine Trailer (

À bientôt!
Fergus Grady

Director: Fergus Grady |
Get in touch: