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French Cinema

30 November -1

A weekend of films based on the South of France will be shown in Malvern this May. Organised by Malvern French Film Centre, six films will be screened over the weekend of Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May at The Coach House Theatre on Grange Road, Malvern.

Saturday 14th May

11am – Marius (2013, Cert. 12A)  Marius' biggest dream is to embark on a boat and sail to a faraway land. Fanny has secretly been in love with Marius since her childhood; Marius, never admitting it, has always loved Fanny. One day, Marius is offered a job on an exploratory ship leaving him torn between his ambition and his love for Fanny (Part One of Pagnol’s Marseilles Trilogy)

3pm – Fanny (2013, Cert. PG)  Marius has now gone to sea on a five-year contract to follow his dream; Fanny discovers she is pregnant. Her mother and Marius' father, César, distraught at the idea of an unmarried mother, persuade her to accept the romantic advances of the much older suitor, Panisse. (Part Two of Pagnol’s Marseilles Trilogy)

7pm – Le Mouton à Cinq Pattes (1954, Cert. U)   A small town seeking publicity tries to bring together the quintuplet grandsons of the town's oldest inhabitant. This is a classic French comedy with not only Fernandel but also Louis de Funes.

Sunday 15th May

11am – Jean de Florette (1986, Cert. PG)  In a rural French village old Cesar and his nephew cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, so are dismayed to hear that a new tenant is moving in.

3pm – Manon des Sources (1986, Cert. PG)  In this sequel to Jean de Florette, Manon, the daughter of Jean Cadoret, has remained on the farm. Cesar’s business has greatly and his grandson Ugolin steadily falls for the distant Manon. Meanwhile she has discovered the treachery that once befell her father and begins to plot vengeance.

7pm – La Glorie de mon Père (1990, Cert. U)  Set in 1900, Marcel and family spend their summer vacations in a cottage in Provence, and one day when lost, Marcel meets and subsequently befriends a local boy who teaches him the secrets of the hills of Provence.

Tickets cost £6 per film, with a discount if three of more films are booked at the same time. The full programme can be viewed online and tickets can be purchased from the box office of Malvern Theatres on (01684) 892277.

malvernfrenchfilmcentre.uk

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