Moderato Cantabile

Alliance Française Classic Film Festival

Sat 20 Oct 2018


WA Maritime Museum

Celebrating our French connections

At WA Maritime Museum we are celebrating our unique French connections through our French Explorers in Western Australia exhibitions. As part of the exhibition season we will also be bringing you the best in French cinema.

The annual Alliance Française Classic Film Festival aims to rediscover masterpieces of French cinema, highlighting a talent, actor or director who has made an indelible contribution to France’s celebrated film industry.

The 2018 season is focusing on the legendary Jeanne Moreau, showcasing restored versions of 5 of her most famous films from 1958 to 1991.

Moderato Cantabile by Peter Brook

Anne lives a banal life as the trophy wife of a town's leading industrialist. Witness to a murder at the bar next door, she becomes obsessed by it.

Seeking answers, she develops a close relationship with Chauvin, a working-class man, who was also witness to the crime. Slowly, they find themselves being consumed by forces which threaten their own stability, leading to an intense but unconsummated affair.

Yet, like all affairs, it has to end.

Purchase Tickets


Ticket Type Price
Adult $17
Concession* $12
Alliance Française Member $14
4 Film Pass: Standard $65
4 Film Pass: Alliance Française Member $55

*Concession applies to students, seniors and health care card holders.

The 4 film pass is not valid for the opening night event.

Please note

All festival films are restricted to persons 18 years of age and over, unless specified (see classification recommendations). This relates not necessarily to the content of the films, but to the legal requirements of holding the festival, as set by the Classification Board.

Festival tickets, once acquired, are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced or refunded. Ticket price includes GST.

Door sales will be available for most sessions, however this cannot be guaranteed. Patrons are urged to purchase their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Dates, times and programs are correct at time of publication, but may need to be altered due to unforeseen circumstances. We reluctantly reserve the right to withdraw, change and replace programs without notice.

All non-English language films have English subtitles.


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Caption: A still from Moderato Cantabile.

Getting Here


Victoria Quay Road,
Western Australia,


1300 134 081

By Train
The WA Maritime Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
The WA Maritime Museum is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service, at Red stop 1. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car
Paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay Road.

By Ferry
Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.