FANCY a French-flick on your Friday night?
Armidale cinemagoers will have the chance to do so tonight with the beginning of the 9th annual Armidale International Film Festival.
The festival will run until Sunday at the Belgrave Twin Cinema.
There are 13 films from around the globe on show, each running for about two hours.
Audiences will tonight view two films; the Finnish, French and German piece, Le Havre, and the Israeli flick, Footnote.
It is understood the 120 festival passes to all 13 movies were extremely popular this year and sold out weeks ago but single session tickets for most of the films are still available.
Tickets went on sale on July 1.
Other films over the weekend will come from countries including Italy, Spain, Belgium, Russia and Japan.
Among those is the 2012 Oscar winner for the best foreign-language film, the critically-acclaimed Iranian piece, A Separation, to be screened tomorrow night.
ABC TV’s Margaret and David from At the Movies both gave the film a five-out-of-five rating.
Tomorrow morning, the cinema will screen the Belgian, French and Italian film, The Kid With a Bike, and later during the day, the Norwegian film, Happy Happy, Italy’s Basilicata Coast to Coast, the American, Albanian, Danish and Italian piece, The Forgiveness of Blood, and Spain’s The Skin I Live In which stars international actor Antonio Banderas.
On Sunday, five films will complete the festival, starting with A Royal Affair; a Danish, Swedish, Czech and German collaboration.
To carry on the day will be the Kenyan film, The First Grader, the German and French film, Pina and the Russian film, Elena.
Japan’s Norwegian Wood will finish off this year’s festival on Sunday night.