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French film festival sets new record

The attendance figures from the Alliance Française French Film Festival in Australia have just been released, and once again a new record has been set. All up there were 184,713 attendances – a 5.8 per cent increase on the previous year – at the 50 films screened across 23 cinemas. 143 more words

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What went wrong for Portugal at Eurovision?

Well, well, well. Eurovision can be cruel. One year you win it, the next you come last in the final. On your home territory! This was Portugal’s experience at the Eurovision 2018 final in Lisbon on the weekend. 287 more words

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Throw a canary on the barbecue? Surely not!

After my close encounters with Uma Thurman, I have had another awkward moment with my phone’s predictive text. I was using Portuguese to describe a typical Australian Christmas meal … 168 more words

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All ye Romancers, shake your bon bons

Feliz Natal, Feliz Navidad, Buon Natale, Joyeux Noel, Crăciun Fericit.

In other words, happy Christmas in (from left) Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French… 273 more words

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My close encounters with Uma Thurman

Bernardo (c’est moi) is a socialite. He struts the red carpets. He mingles with the stars. Or at least his smartphone seems to think he does. 122 more words

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