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The Big Hit
Un triomphe

COMEDY, DRAMA / FRANCE / 2020 / 100 MIN / M

Inspired by remarkable true events, multi award-winning writer Emmanuel Courcol’s rousing, Cannes-selected directorial debut follows a dedicated out-of-work actor (indelibly played by the fabulous Kad Merad, Orchestra Class, AF FFF18) whose life takes an unexpected career turn.

Disillusioned and divorced middle-aged thespian Étienne (Merad) accepts an arts rehabilitation role, leading a theatre workshop group at a correctional facility, under the watchful eye of open-minded but cautious warden Ariane (Marina Hands, Chic!, AF FFF16). His program attracts a motley group, and Étienne, surprised by the raw talent he unearths, comes up with the idea of workshopping Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. To the surprise of many, the play’s existential themes prove to be a natural fit for the inmates, and the connection between the cast and their kind-hearted director grows stronger with every rehearsal... though not without exception, and some very unexpected ramifications.

Inscribed with intelligence and humour, The Big Hit was named Best Comedy of 2020 at this year’s European Film Awards. It’s a deeply empathetic celebration of camaraderie, faith in others (and oneself), and the liberating power of art.

DIRECTED BY:
EMMANUEL COURCOL

STARRING:
KAD MERAD
MARINA HANDS
DAVID NELO AYALA
LAMINE CISSOKHO
SOFIAN KHAMMES

LANGUAGE:
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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Sessions

      Opening Night, Closing Night
      Special Event, Q&A
      Encore Screenings
FILTER BY CINEMA
BUY  1:30 PMWed 3 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:40 PMWed 3 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  6:20 PMWed 3 MarPalace Central
BUY  1:10 PMThu 4 MarPalace Central
BUY  6:30 PMThu 4 MarPalace Verona
BUY  8:40 PMThu 4 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:30 PMFri 5 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:00 PMSat 6 MarPalace Verona
BUY  5:45 PMSun 7 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:45 PMMon 8 MarPalace Central
BUY  6:00 PMMon 8 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:40 PMTue 9 MarPalace Verona
BUY  4:00 PMTue 9 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  1:30 PMWed 10 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:00 PMThu 11 MarPalace Central
BUY  6:10 PMThu 11 MarHayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY  6:20 PMThu 11 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  8:30 PMThu 11 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:45 PMFri 12 MarPalace Verona
BUY  6:20 PMFri 12 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  8:45 PMFri 12 MarPalace Central
BUY  8:30 PMSat 13 MarPalace Verona
BUY  5:15 PMSun 14 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:10 PMMon 15 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  6:20 PMMon 15 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  1:10 PMTue 16 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:20 PMTue 16 MarPalace Central
BUY  8:20 PMTue 16 MarPalace Verona
BUY  8:50 PMWed 17 MarPalace Central
BUY  8:30 PMThu 18 MarHayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY  8:40 PMThu 18 MarPalace Verona
BUY  4:00 PMFri 19 MarPalace Verona
BUY  8:30 PMFri 19 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:30 PMSat 20 MarPalace Central
BUY  12:40 PMSun 21 MarPalace Verona
BUY  5:30 PMSun 21 MarHayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY  6:00 PMSun 21 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:00 PMMon 22 MarPalace Verona
BUY  6:20 PMTue 23 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  6:20 PMWed 24 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:15 PMThu 25 MarPalace Verona
BUY  6:10 PMThu 25 MarPalace Central
BUY  3:30 PMFri 26 MarPalace Central
BUY  1:30 PMSat 27 MarPalace Central
BUY  3:40 PMSat 27 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  5:40 PMSun 28 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:30 PMMon 29 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:20 PMMon 29 MarPalace Verona
BUY  6:00 PMTue 30 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  8:40 PMTue 30 MarPalace Central
BUY  4:00 PMWed 31 MarChauvel Cinema

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