Our Secret Cinema Club is gaining momentum and we are thrilled to announce we are adding two Contemporary French Film nights to the monthly programme in addition to our current classic French films.
Now every Monday every you can enjoy a two course meal with a glass of wine, served from 7pm, followed by a classic or contemporary French film in our secret cinema, for only £20.00. Space is limited so booking is essential.
Films are chosen from French language films, or iconic films with French directors or actors, and occassionally great films that are simply set in France. If you have any suggestions please feel free to give them to us as well.
Our next March film is on:
Monday 30 March – CLASSIC
‘Le Petit Nicolas’
A delightful family comedy based on the best-selling books chronicling the adventures of Nicolas, a mischievous French schoolboy. When Nicolas overhears his parents talking about a new arrival, he knows it can only mean one thing- a baby!
Followed by our April films:
Monday 6 April – CLASSIC
‘Pierrot Le Fou’
PhilippeOne of Jean-Luc Godard’s most reknowned films in which Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) leaves his wife and child and runs off with the babysitter Marianne (Anna Karina). The pair head south to find Marianne’s brother, with Ferdinand getting caught up in Marianne’s crimes along the way as they both spiral toward destruction. Memorable for Raoul Coutard’s deep and lush photography, it offers a spontaneous musical sequence under the pine trees, elements of the gangster genre and a tragic account of the transience of love, meanwhile Godard manages to address the nature of the film medium itself.
Monday 13 April – CONTEMPORARY
A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Written and directed by Luc Besson. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi
Monday 20 April – CLASSIC
Eliane is a wealthy French plantation owner living in Indochina in the 1930’s with her father and adopted native daughter Camille. She has a brief affair with a young officer, John Baptiste, but to her dismay discovers Camille has fallen madly in love with him. Eliane is able to arrange to have him transferred and Camille gets married to another man. However, Camille never stops loving Jean- Baptiste and sets out across the country to find him.
Monday 27 April – CONTEMPORARY
The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection programme, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. Written and directed by Luc Besson. Written by Michael Caleo. Starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Argon