FRENCH LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
FRANCE | 109 mins
RELEASE DATE NOV 22, 2018 |
DIRECTOR: Philippe Le Guay
STARRING: François Cluzet, François-Xavier Demaison, Arthur Dupont, Toby Jones, Julie-Anne Roth, Pili Groyne
The charming town of Mêle-sur-Sarthe, Normandy, is in crisis. Dairy and livestock prices have plummeted due to a flood of imports, and farmers are threatened with foreclosure. Mayor Georges Balbuzard (the irrepressible François Cluzet, beloved from Intouchables and The Country Doctor) does his best to fight and raise awareness of their plight, but the situation isn’t deemed newsworthy for national media.
Things seem hopeless… until the day famous American photographer Newman (Toby Jones) passes through the village, inadvertently discovering the perfect backdrop for his next shoot. Balbuzard sees a rare opportunity, and sets about convincing the townsfolk – the farmers, the butcher, the pharmacist, some 200 in all – to participate. But, there’s a catch…
“Authentic and endearing.” LE POINT (FRANCE)
“Euphoric!” MARIANNE (France)
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS ANOTHER EVENT NEARBY IN THE DOMAIN THIS EVENING. WE DON’T ANTICIPATE ANY ISSUES BUT RECOMMEND ARRIVING EARLY AND USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT WHERE POSSIBLE.