Félicitations to Georgie Bean, a student of French and International Relations at the ANU who has been named winner of the first round of the 'Critiques de Film French Student Film Critic Prize'.
Georgie’s winning review was of Tomboy (2011, Directed by Céline Sciamma), which was identified as a French film of cultural value streaming on SBS.
Georgie's review is now featured on the Embassy of France’s new website for French-Australian relations, sacreblue.org.
Through examining the conflicts that occur within Laure/Mikäel’s everyday life, a universal truth is brought forward: identity and self-expression are a confusing and disorientating process, and one that everyone has had to struggle through. Even if their experiences are not identical to those reflected in this story, everyone can identify with this sentiment. The audience gains a chance for reflection in Tomboy, along with an insight into the everyday experiences that comprise the lives of people in France.
Read the full review here https://sacreblue.org/arts-culture/film-review-tomboy/
And why not check out the whole film for free via SBS On Demand.
There will be a total of five rounds in total of the 'Critiques de Film French Student Film Critic Prize'.
Submissions are invited every two months from ANU students enrolled in French.
At the end of the year, the five published reviews will be entered into competition for a $2,000 cash prize to be used for travel to a French-speaking region for a study exchange, short course, internship or other academic or cultural trip.
Round 2, inviting reviews of Les Misérables (2019, Directed by Ladj Ly) has just closed but keep an eye out for updates and more information which can be found here.