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This screening will be introduced by director Agnès Jaoui.
Castella (Jean-Pierre Bacri) is a boorish provincial businessman with no cultural leanings, often plain and clumsy. He is surrounded by flute-playing chauffeur Bruno (Alain Chabat) and Moreno (Gérard Lanvin), a temporary personal bodyguard. Enter the melancholic Clara (Anne Alvaro), an actress Castella has fallen for during her performance in Racine’s Bérénice. Castella, obsessed by Clara, attempts to fit into her bohemian lifestyle, her cultural tastes, and her circle of artist friends who hang out in a bar where free-spirited barmaid Manie (Agnès Jaoui) deals hashish and manages to have relationships with both of Castella’s employees.
(Noted by Marie-Pierre Richard)
Director’s Note: Agnès Jaoui’s exquisitely and lovingly measured unconventional romantic comedy examines the attraction between opposites and the frailty of human connections.
Winner of 4 Cesar Awards 2001, including Best Picture; Oscar nominee, Best Foreign Language Film 2001; Winner European Screenwriter, European Film Awards 2000;
Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2017 – November 15th to 26th.
Packages €45 for 5 films. €80 for 10 films. (Both packages exclude the opening film. Available in person or over the phone: 01 679 3477.)