Director: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

103 mins, France, 2018, Digital, Subtitled

Ticket deal: 5 films for €45 / 10 films for €80 available from the Box Office or on 01 679 3477.

Jean Dujardin (Oscar-winning star of The Artist) is Jacques, a ‘good-for-nothing loser businessman’, estranged brother of big-hearted Monique (Yolande Moreau), a model of comradeship and solidarity, who runs an Emmaüs village providing work and accommodation for homeless people. After a number of years Jacques shows up at Monique’s work offering low-cost plastic surgery in Bulgaria, selling the promise of beauty to the residents. Set in the real Emmaüs village at Lescar-Pau in Southern France and casting residents of the village, this ingenious piece of craftsmanship by Delépine & Kervern is packed with stylistic surprises.

Director’s Note: After Mammuth, Le Grand soir and Saint Amour, directors Delépine & Kervern (festival favourites and 2016 guests) are back with a new comedy!

Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard

Locarno International Film Festival 2018; BFI London Film Festival 2018

Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival – November 14th to 25th

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