18th French Film Festival UK at macrobert


macrobert is proud to host The French Film Festival which is now in it’s 18th year. The festival provides a glittering, stimulating and, at times, a challenging array of titles at leading cinemas throughout the country each year. Check out the amazing French films coming to macrobert over the next couple of weeks…

L’autre Dumas (12A)
Nobody knows Auguste Maquet, and yet everybody knows The Three Musketeers. Everybody knows Alexandre Dumas who wrote the swashbuckling masterpiece but who knows that Maquet is his co-writer? Nobody does, as his name does not appear on the cover. At least not Charlotte Desrives, the lovely daughter of a doctor stagnating in prison for his political opinions. When the lively girl mistakes the shy Maquet for the fiery ex-revolutionary Dumas, begging him to help her to have her father released, the former makes few efforts to put her right. With a refreshing comic touch and a quintet of fine performances, Dumas tells a fictionalised story about the relationship between the great French novelist and his ghost-writer.

Tuesday 16 Nov 7.30pm
More information and online booking here


Mademoiselle Chambon (15)
Jean, his loving wife and son live a simple, happy life. At his son’s homeroom teacher Madamoiselle Chambon’s request, he volunteers as substitute teacher and starts to fall for her delicate and elegant charm. His ordinary life between family and work starts to falter. After the international success of Not Here To Be Loved, Stéphane Brizé returns with this touching, softy-spoken portrait of two adults fighting to contain their carnal passions from spilling over into a full-blown affair, filmed with great subtlety and tenderness, revealing another side of passion with distinct shades of Brief Encounter. It is the fourth film collaboration of Sandrine Kiberlain and Vincent Lindon and their obvious complicity and screen-synergy is evident – a simple glance between them is fraught with meaning.

Wednesday 17 Nov 7.30pm
More information, online booking and film trailer here

Le Petit Nicolas (U)
Based on the famous comic books of Jean-Jacques Sempé and René Goscinny, Director Laurent Tirard delivers a hilarious and captivating comedy that is sure to thrill family audiences about the misadventures of a mischievous little boy in 1950s France, whose peaceful life is suddenly overturned. Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever, his mother is pregnant!

Thursday 18 Nov 7.30pm
More information, online booking and film trailer here

Aswell as the fab French films, macrobert’s cafebar will be serving some French classics such as French onion soup and beef bourguignon, so why not make a day of it and join in on the fun with a French meal followed by a superb film….

For more information, to book tickets or to reserve a table at the cafebar call Tickets and Information on 01786 466666 or use our online booking (only for ticket purchase).

à bientôt!

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About macrobert
macrobert arts centre offers an exciting programme of events that welcomes everyone. Choose from a fantastic programme of live events including theatre, dance and music. There is also a full cinema programme with films showing to suit all ages and tastes. There are lots of fun activities for children and young people: creative factories, supervised arts and craft sessions in treehouse, tailor made birthday parties, and youth theatre and dance groups. TICKETS AND INFORMATION LINE 01786 466666 You can also follow macrobert on Facebook , Twitter and Bebo. For special offers and to get all the macrobert news first, sign up for our weekly e-bulletin via www.macrobert.org.

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