THE FESTIVAL IS almost over!
There is still time to catch the magic, excitement and whimsy of contemporary French cinema before the Festival leaves our screens for good
(or at least, for this year) on Tuesday 4 August.
However, whilst the Festival may be drawing to a close, it's certainly not showing any signs of slowing down. Due to popular demand, extra
have been added at selected cinemas.
For those hungry for more, keep your eyes open for Encore Screenings kickstarting Thursday 6 (until Sunday 9 August), and
showcasing a standout selection of features including the thought-provoking Alice
and The Mayor,
the illuminating Aznavour by Charles,
the politically charged Les Misérables,
the profoundly affecting The
the captivating The Mystery of
Henri Pick and the feel-good fable Roxane.
TUESDAY 4 AUGUST
Writer and Director Erwan Le Duc's debut feature The Bare Necessity premiered in the Directors' Fortnight selection at the 2019
Cannes Film Festival, before dazzling audiences on the international film festival circuit. This whimsical tale of love striking
unexpectedly showcases the quirks of a family forced to re-assess all they've taken for granted with the arrival of an enigmatic stranger.
Nestled into a comfortable routine in their small Vosges village, the Perdrix family are held together by their matriarch, Thérèse (the
incomparable Fanny Ardan). She hosts a radio show where she offers to solve her listeners' personal problems, unaware that her callers are
her supportive sons calling incognito – single-father Juju (Nicolas Maury) and the town's police captain, Pierre (Swann Arlaud). When a
woman called Juliette (Maud Wyler) has her BMW stolen, Pierre is forced into action. With no real intention of finding the vehicle, Pierre
becomes enamoured by Juliette and joins her on a poetic odyssey about town.
What about safety measures?
The health and safety of our patrons and staff remain our number one priority. In collaboration with Palace
extra special care will be taken in cinemas to deliver a safe environment for all.
– Capped cinema capacities in line with Government regulations.
– Seating allocation will allow for groups & families to remain together and automatically distance from other bookings.
– Hand-sanitiser at every point of service, and a dedicated hand-sanitiser station in every foyer.
– Staggered sessions to reduce foyer congestion between screenings.
– Increased contact surface cleaning.
Online or Phone bookings are now preferred. Check their booking
for more information.
Whether you've seen it or not, (re)watch the official trailer of the festival!