About the Event
As part of the French Film Festival we invite you to take a trip to one of the most popular tourist destinations in France and enjoy Normandy food and drink specialities.
About the Film
The charming town of Mêle-sur-Sarthe, Normandy, is in crisis. Dairy and livestock prices have plummeted due to a flood of imports, and farmers are threatened with foreclosure. Mayor Georges Balbuzard (the irrepressible François Cluzet, beloved from The Intouchables and The Country Doctor AF FFF2017) does his best to fight and raise awareness of their plight, but the situation isn’t deemed newsworthy for national media. Things seem hopeless… until the day famous American photographer Newman (Toby Jones) passes through the village, inadvertently discovering the perfect backdrop for his next shoot. Balbuzard sees a rare opportunity, and sets about convincing the townsfolk - the farmers, the butcher, the pharmacist, some 200 in all - to participate. The catch? They all have to pose naked!
Le Guay’s wonderful ensemble delivers a memorable portrait of community, resilience and 'fraternité'. Leave your inhibitions at home; you’re assured of returning with a smile.
Dates & Tickets
When: Tuesday 27 March
Time: 6:00pm Reception - Includes Norman apple tart, Camembert and cider
7pm Film Screening
Cost: Adult $40, FFF Alliance Member $35, Palace Movie Club $35
Please note, Opening Night, Closing Night and Special Events are 18+