Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
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"SANDRINE BONNAIRE’S PERFORMANCE HERE IS PHENOMENAL. HER CHARACTER DELIVERS ONE OF THE MOST COMPLEX AND HEARTRENDING PORTRAITS OF A WOMAN WE’VE SEEN ON SCREEN." - ROMA FESTIVAL 2017
Film Category
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIÈRE
  • CATCH THE WIND
  • CATCH THE WIND
  • CATCH THE WIND
  • CATCH THE WIND
  • CATCH THE WIND
  • CATCH THE WIND
  • CATCH THE WIND
  • CATCH THE WIND

CATCH THE WIND

 PRENDRE LE LARGE

FRANCE • DRAMA • 103 MINS • 2017 • M
Directed by: GAËL MOREL
Starring: Sandrine Bonnaire, Mouna Fettou, Kamal El Amri, Ilian Bergala
Actor-turned-screenwriter-director Gaël Morel re-imagines the migrant experience in his celebrated oeuvre Catch the Wind – as well as an audacious antidote to the Eat, Pray, Love skew on midlife crisis.

The world of Edith – played by César-award winning actress Sandrine Bonnaire (Under the Sun of Satan, 1987) – is turned upside-down when the factory at which she has worked all her life relocates to Tangier. The workers are left with a choice – unemployment or Morocco. Estranged from her son and with no real ties to France, Edith is the only employee to take up the offer to move.

She establishes a friendship with Mina (Mouna Fettou), the owner of the guesthouse where she resides. But living in Morocco is testing, with Edith additionally demoted from quality control inspector to seamstress in harsher working conditions. Under Mina’s stewardship – and through her preparedness to embrace local customs and cultural mores – Edith turns the page on an exciting new chapter in her life.

Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, Catch the Wind is a timely social commentary that upturns the migrant story to a different perspective – one of a French person settling into a foreign land. It also marks a triumphal career renaissance of French cinema stalwart Bonnaire.

Arabic & French with English subtitles

 

Sessions


      Opening Night, Closing Night          Special Event, Q&A


BUY 8:40 PMThursday 1 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:20 PMFriday 9 March Palace Central
BUY 4:10 PMSunday 11 March Chauvel Cinema
BUY 1:30 PMSunday 18 March Palace Verona
BUY 6:30 PMThursday 22 March Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY 1:50 PMSaturday 24 March Palace Norton St.
BUY 6:00 PMThursday 1 March Kino Cinemas
BUY 7:00 PMTuesday 6 March Palace Westgarth
BUY 6:45 PMMonday 12 March Palace Brighton Bay
BUY 6:45 PMTuesday 20 March Palace Balwyn
BUY 6:30 PMThursday 22 March Palace Cinema Como
BUY 4:00 PMFriday 9 March Electric
BUY 8:20 PMSunday 18 March Electric
BUY 9:00 PMThursday 22 March Electric
BUY 6:00 PMMonday 26 March Palace Centro
BUY 6:15 PMThursday 29 March Palace Barracks
BUY 4:00 PMFriday 30 March Palace Nova Prospect
BUY 8:40 PMFriday 13 April Palace Nova Eastend
 6:30 PMMonday 26 March Windsor
 4:00 PMSunday 1 April Cinema Paradiso
 4:15 PMMonday 2 April Luna on SX

Not showing in Hobart.

Not showing in Casula.

Not showing in Parramatta.

 

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