French Film Festival May 26, 27, 28

French Film Festival May 2017 - tickets on sale now

Saturday 27 May at 2.30pm
Penny Pincher RADIN !

Directed by: FRED CAVAYÉ
Starring: Dany Boon, Laurence Arné, Noémie Schmidt, Patrick Ridremont

A stingy man who saves all his money finds out he has a daughter, which turns out to be a very expensive discovery.

"A film where the succession of uncomfortable and comical situations allow us to enjoy a particularly comfortable and hilarious Boon. "  Paula Arantzazu - Sensacine

French with English subtitles

 

Saturday 27 May at 4.30pm
Saint Amour 

Directed by: GUSTAVE KERVERN & BENOÎT DELÉPINE
Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Gustave Kervern, Vincent Lacoste

Chaos ensues when a father and son travel to a farm festival via the Wine Trail in a Parisian taxi.

"At heart Saint Amour is a simple, likeable comedy with Gerard Depardieu on solid if not exceptional form as a disgruntled cow farmer reaching out to his peculiar son."  Eddie Falvey

"Three unlikely heroes take to the road in this broad comedy (think Sideways sans pathos), featuring improbable sex and a kooky cameo from Michel Houellebecq"  Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian 

French with English subtitles

 

Sunday 28 May at 2.30pm
Planetarium 

Directed by: REBECCA ZLOTOWSKI
Starring: Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Emmanuel Salinger, Louis Garrel

Follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing in Paris.

"There are plenty of movies about movies that put a spotlight on creating movie magic. This may be the first one about actual magic in movies."  Jordan Hoffman - The Guardian

English & French with English subtitles

 

Sunday 28 May at 4.30pm
Mozart's Sister NANNERL, LA SOEUR DE MOZART

Directed by: RENÉ FÉRET
Starring: Marie Féret, Clovis Fouin, Marc Barbé, David Moreau

A speculative account of Maria Anna "Nannerl" Mozart (Marie Feret), five years older than Wolfgang (David Moreau) and a musical prodigy in her own right. Originally the featured performer, she has given way to Wolfgang as the main attraction, as their strict but loving father Leopold (Marc Barbe) tours his talented offspring in front of the royal courts of pre-French revolution Europe. Approaching marriageable age and now forbidden to play the violin or compose, Nannerl chafes at the limitations imposed on her gender but a friendship with the son and daughter of Louis XV offers an alternative.

"Gilded authentic locations and restrained performances provide an effective setting for Féret's theory about Nannerl's talent being stifled by conventions."  Trevor Johnston - Time Out 

French with English subtitles