On Monday evenings this December we offer you the chance to sneak away & treat yourself. Join us for a deliciously seasonal two course meal & a glass of wine,served from 7pm, followed by a classic or contemporary French Film in our Secret Cinema Club for only £20. Space is limited so booking is essential.
Films are chosen from French language films, or iconic films with French directors or actors, and occasionally great films that are simply set in France. If you have any suggestions please feel free to give them to us as well.
Our upcoming films are:
Monday 7th December
When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters–an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire–to rescue him.
Monday 14th December
‘Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis’
Although living a comfortable life in Salon-de-Provence, a charming town in the South of France, Julie has been feeling depressed for a while. To please her, Philippe Abrams, a post office administrator, her husband, tries to obtain a transfer to a seaside town, on the French Riviera, at any cost. The trouble is that he is caught red-handed while trying to scam an inspector. Philippe is immediately banished to the distant unheard of town of Bergues, in the Far North of France. Leaving his child and wife behind, the crucified man leaves for his frightening destination, a dreadfully cold place inhabited by hard-drinking, unemployed rednecks, speaking an incomprehensible dialect called Ch’ti.
Monday 21st December
‘Un Conte De Noel’
The Vuillard family gathers: Junon and Abel, a daughter Elizabeth and her son Paul, Henri and a girlfriend, Ivan, his wife Sylvia and their young sons, and cousin Simon. Six years before, Elizabeth paid Henri’s debts and demanded he never see her again or visit their parents’ home. Paul, at 16, has mental problems and faces a clinical exam. Junon learns she needs a bone marrow transplant if she’s to live beyond a few months: thus the détente bringing all together. Two family members have compatible marrow, but the spats, fights, cruel words, drunken toasts, and somewhat civilized bad behavior threaten all