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January 2018

Malvern French Film Centre at the Coach House Theatre Director: Alain Corneau It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe returns home to find that his wife died while he was away. In his grief he builds a small house in his garden into which he retreats, thus avoiding the outside world, to dedicate his life to music.  Rumour about him reaches to the court of Louis XIV, who wants him to play in Lully's…

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February 2018

Alive and Brel

February 10th 7:30 pm

  The finest songs from the master of the modern chanson, Jacques Brel, come to life when this trio of singers perform their revue, ‘Alive and Brel’. Brel’s music, famed for its emotional power and ironic wit, has been recorded by international stars ranging from Frank Sinatra and Dusty Springfield to David Bowie and Marc Almond. The show features popular hits such as If You Go Away/Ne me quitte pas, Jacky and Amsterdam. These songs, which are laced with dark…

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  Malvern French Film Centre at the Coach House Theatre "Shoot the Piano Player" Director: François Truffaut While resident pianist in a bar, Charlie Kohler helps his crook brother Chico Saroyan, to escape from being chased by two gangsters who he has double-crossed. The two criminals then keep a close watch on Charlie and the waitress Lena, who is in love with him. The shy Charlie tells Lena about when he was famous under the name of Edouard Saroyan, rejecting…

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March 2018

Where Is Mrs Christie?

March 15th - March 16th

  Agatha Christie was one of the greatest thriller writers of all time and certainly the most prolific. In 1926, she was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction, a series of events which sparked one of the biggest and most extensive police hunts in history. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and the famous author was missing, presumed dead by many, for eleven days. However, she was eventually found at a luxury…

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La Règle du jeu (PG)

March 17th 11:00 am

  Malvern French Film Centre at the Coach House Theatre Aviator André Jurieux has just completed a record-setting flight, but when he is greeted by an admiring crowd, all he can say to them is how miserable he is that the woman he loves did not come to meet him. He is in love with Christine, the wife of aristocrat Robert de la Cheyniest. Robert himself is involved in an affair with Geneviève de Marras, but he is trying to break…

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  Malvern French Film Centre at the Coach House Theatre During 1st WW, two French officers are captured. Captain De Boeldieu is an aristocrat while Lieutenant Marechal was a mechanic in civilian life. They meet other prisoners from various backgrounds, as Rosenthal, son of wealthy Jewish bankers. They are separated from Rosenthal before managing to escape. A few months later, they meet again in a fortress commanded by the aristocrat Van Rauffenstein. De Boeldieu strikes up a friendship with him but…

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Quai Des Brumes (PG)

March 18th 11:00 am

  Malvern French Film Centre at the Coach House Theatre Jean is a deserter who arrives at night in Le Havre, looking to leave the country. He obtains some civilian clothes, a little bit of money, a passport, and a dog, and he also meets Nelly, a 17-year-old who's grown up too fast. She's the object of lust of men: including a boyfriend Maurice, her putative protector Zabel, and Lucien, a local hood. Jean falls for her, faces down Lucien, and gives…

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Le Jour Se Leve (PG)

March 18th 3:00 pm

  Malvern French Film Centre at the Coach House Theatre Francois, a sympathetic factory worker, kills Valentin with a gun, then locks himself in his apartment and starts remembering how he was led to murder. He met once Francoise, a young fleurist, and they fell in love. But Francoise was gotten round by Valentin, a dog trainer, a machiavellian guy... Crime/Drama Cert: PG Running time: 93 mins   Great Classics of Film Weekend Also available to book: Saturday 17th March: La…

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  Malvern French Film Centre at the Coach House Theatre In a desolate South American village there are no jobs to speak of and one day seems to just blend into the next. When a major fire breaks at the oil drilling site, the oil company hires four men to transport highly volatile nitroglycerin over a rough terrain and roads that have been virtually abandoned. The four accept the job because of the money they're offered is more than enough to…

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  ‘Jesus My Boy’ is extremely humorous one-man, one act play. It is incredibly moving. beautifully and cleverly written by John Dowie. Previously performed in the West End by international star Tom Conti Meet Joseph, just about the worst carpenter in the area. He first got to know his wife when she returned to complain about a table she had bought from him. It didn’t stop him asking her out and they eventually got married. A pretty unremarkable marriage until…

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