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Malvern French Film Centre 2018-2019 Season
June 16th 7:00 pm
One event on 14th April 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on 19th May 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on 16th June 2019 at 7:00pm
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Monthly Sunday Films at The Coach House:
Booking: Tickets £6 each (including 12% booking fee), available online, in person at Malvern Theatres Box Office or by calling 01684 892277, or from The Coach House on the day (subject to availability).
(All films are shown with English subtitles with the exception of Les Amants on 14th April at 3.30pm which will be shown with French subtitles)
Sunday 14th April ’19 at 3.30pm (French Subtitles) & 7pm (English Subtitles)
1958 (15) B/W 90mins (drama/romance)
Jeanne lives in Dijon with her boring husband Henri. She escapes to Paris regularly where she can spend time with her friend Maggy and Raoul, Maggy’s friend and Jeanne’s lover. Henri insists Maggy and Raoul are invited to Dijon to stay, but on that day Jeanne’s car breaks down and she is given a lift home by Bernard, who is consequently invited to stay for dinner. Afterwards, ignoring her husband and spurning the advances of Raoul, she spends some time, and ultimately the night, with the attentive Bernard.
Venice Film Festival 1958: Best actress (Jeanne Moreau), Special Jury prize – Louis Malle
Sunday 19th May ’19 at 3.30pm & 7pm
1994 (PG) – colour 110mins (history/romance)
Colonel Chabert was so severely wounded in the Battle of Eylau that the medical examiner signed his death certificate. Regaining his health and memory, he returns to Paris, where his “widow”, Anne has married Count Ferraud and is financing his rise to power witth Chabert’s money. Anne refuses to recognise Chabert, who hires a lawyer to help him get back his money and his honor. However, rejected by his wife, and later condemned for vagrancy, Chabert’s life ends in poverty in an asylum.
César Awards, 1994: nominated for – Best Actor (Depardieu), Best cinematography, Best production design.
Sunday 16th June ’19 at 3.30pm & 7pm
1992 (15) colour 159min (drama/romance)
The setting is Indochina, during the decline of French colonialism. Eliane, is a wealthy French widow. When two of her closest friends are killed in a plane crash she raises their daughter Camille, a Vietnamese princess, as if she was her own. The film charts the attempts of Camille to find and be with the young naval officer she fell in love with after he saved her life. The story is set against the rise of communism that ultimately led to the independence of French Indochina and the division of Vietnam.
Oscar 1993: Best Foreign film, Golden Globe 1993: Best Foreign Film, César Awards 1993: Best cinematography.
Any tickets booked via Malvern Theatres “for collection” will be available on the door at the Coach House, half an hour before the start time. (Please note Malvern Theatres terms and conditions with regard to returns/refunds are applicable.)
Tickets are also usually available on the door at the Coach House.
NOTE: Seats in the Coach House will not be numbered and patrons may choose any vacant one on arrival. (With tiered seating, visibility is not an issue from anywhere in the auditorium.)
The Malvern French Film Centre, operates a membership scheme under which a subscription of £30 is payable in advance, and admission to each film then costs only £1. This represents a significant saving to members if they see at least ten of the fifteen films on offer.
Anyone interested in becoming a subscribing member can find more details on our website: www.malvernfrenchfilmcentre.uk where an electronic version of this brochure will also be found along with other information of interest to French cinephiles.