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Andréa Chénier

At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned
denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror,
transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the
man who could destroy him…
Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-
time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of
revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.

Coup de chance

A story of romance, passion and violence set in contemporary Paris.  Shot all over the city and a little bit in the countryside, it revolves around a romance between two young people who are old friends and devolves into marital infidelity and ultimately crime.

Fanny et Jean ont tout du couple idéal : épanouis dans leur vie professionnelle, ils habitent un magnifique appartement dans les beaux quartiers de Paris et semblent amoureux comme au premier jour. Cependant, lorsque Fanny croise par hasard Alain, ancien camarade de lycée, elle est aussitôt chavirée. Ils se revoient très vite et se rapprochent de plus en plus.

Bande annonce avec sous-titres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvAAnGnewbs

Bande annonce sans sous-titres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EqlBSGViYk

@ Luxe Cinemas

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A Taste of Things

Eugenie, an esteemed cook, has been working for Dodin, a fine gourmet, over the last 20 years.  Growing fonder of one another, their bond turns into a romance and gives rise to delicious dishes that impress even the world’s most illustrious chefs.  When Dodin is faced with Eugenie’s reluctance to commit to him, he decides to start cooking for her.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKKCGtoIOVY&t=4s

En France vers 1885, Eugénie travaille depuis 20 ans comme cuisinière pour le célèbre gastronome Dodin. De leur amour commun pour la gastronomie naissent des plats uniques, si savoureux et délicats qu’ils attirent de nombreux clients du monde entier.

Bande annonce sans sous-titres : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Cr8YcWPWeI

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La Femme du Président (Bernadette)

When Bernadette Chirac steps into the Elysée, she’s ready for the recognition she deserves, having tirelessly stood by her husband’s side on his journey to the presidency. Instead, she finds herself brushed off as old-fashioned, cold and sour-tempered. With the help of her chief of staff, Bernard Niquet, Bernadette begins a campaign to restore her reputation and assert her role as first lady.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQrllPIgtJQ

French Film Festival

Some more of the French films from the Festival Aotearoa will be back at Luxe Cinema . Keep an eye out.

At Katikati Junction Arts Centre

Full Time  – À Plein Temps

Sunday 14th July 2024 @ 1.30pm

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

TBC|93 minutes
For many great artists the garden has long been
considered a desirable subject for the expression of
colour, light and atmosphere.
Claude Monet is perhaps the most well-known painter
of gardens but other greats such as Van Gogh,
Pissarro, Matisse and Sargent all viewed the garden as
a meaningful focus for their talents. The work of these
great artists, along with many others, feature in a major
exhibition, ‘Painting the Modern Garden’, from The Royal
Academy, London.
This dazzling film takes a magical journey from the
gallery to the gardens, to Giverny and Seebüll and other
glorious grounds favoured by artists. Here we discover
how early twentieth century artists designed and
cultivated their own gardens to explore contemporary
utopian ideas and motifs of colour and form.
Monet said, ‘Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no
good at anything’. For lovers of art or lovers of gardens,
this is an ideal film.

Just when Julie finally gets an interview for a job that will let her raise her children better, she runs into a national transportation strike.

Trailer: French with English Subtitles:

Julie se démène seule pour élever ses deux enfants à la campagne et garder son travail dans un palace parisien. Quand elle obtient enfin un entretien pour un poste correspondant à ses aspirations, une grève générale éclate, paralysant les transports. C’est tout le fragile équilibre de Julie qui vacille. Elle va alors se lancer dans une course effrénée, au risque de sombrer.

Bande-annonce : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC81LSu1B94

Not at the movies – TV on demand:

Piste Noire

Danger and deception lurk high in the Alps as a tragic death becomes suspicious, pushing a reluctant detective to uncover the dark secrets of a glittering ski resort. French with English subtitles.

A l’Isba, le plus bel hôtel de la station des Clairies, on fête la victoire de Boris, le champion de descente, enfant chéri du pays. Au pied de la station, dans un campement de fortune, une caravane brûle, enfermant dans ses flammes un saisonnier mal logé.  Emilie Karras une jeune gendarme de Lyon, originaire des Clairies, mène l’enquête, contrainte de collaborer avec le Major Servoz, un gendarme local et désabusé.

Bande annonce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsRXmh0zTUI

Anatomy of a Fall (Anatomie d’une chute)

Sandra, a German writer, is arrested for murder in France following her husband’s death in the snow under mysterious circumstances. Having the couple’s 11-year-old, blind son as the only witness of her husband’s death, Sandra tries to prove her innocence during the trial. What starts as a murder investigation soon becomes a gripping journey into the depths of a destructive marriage.

Sandra, Samuel et leur fils malvoyant de onze ans, Daniel, vivent depuis un an loin de tout, à la montagne. Un jour, Samuel est retrouvé mort au pied de leur maison. Une enquête pour mort suspecte est ouverte..

Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTrsp5BMloA


As a dangerous new drug wreaks havoc on the streets of France, police chemist Aurélie risks everything to infiltrate a shadowy network of dealers in a last-ditch attempt to save her son. French with English subtitles.

Trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhwJ8dqJfxI
(this trailer has no subtitles but on TV the series does)
Not at the movies.  This 6 part series is on TVNZ On Demand