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5 MAR - 10 APR
THE IDEAL PALACE L'INCROYABLE HISTOIRE DU FACTEUR CHEVAL
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

COMEDY, DRAMA / FRANCE / 2018 / 105 MINS / CTC

FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Based on the remarkable true story of Joseph Ferdinand Cheval, filmmaker Nils Tavernier delivers this stunning and engrossing account of love and dedication, The Ideal Palace.

Set in the south of France in 1879, Cheval (Jacques Gamblin The Finishers, opening night of AF FFF2014) is a humble postman. He leads an unassuming life, seemingly revelling in the solitude of his 20-mile delivery routes and daydreaming about the world of wonders that he only sees through the postcards and magazines he delivers.

He meets and falls in love with the breathtaking Philomène (Laetitia Casta, A Faithful Man in this year’s Festival), and the arrival of their baby daughter, Alice, causes him to look at things in a different way. He sets about building a castle for Alice – one fit for a princess – that consumes the next 30-plus years of his life. This castle eventually becomes recognised as an enduring and important French historical monument.

Spectacular photography and equally noteworthy performances give credence to this absorbing parable of persistence and vision, the larger-than-life undertaking of one very reserved man and the huge legacy he bestowed on France.

DIRECTED BY: NILS TAVERNIER

STARRING: Jacques Gamblin, Laetitia Casta, Natacha Lindinger, Bernard Le Coq, Florence Thomassin

Sessions

      Opening Night, Closing Night
      Special Event, Q&A
      Encore Screenings
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BUY  3:50 PMWed 6 MarPalace Verona
BUY  6:00 PMThu 7 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  4:00 PMFri 8 MarPalace Central
BUY  1:40 PMSat 9 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  3:40 PMSun 10 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  3:50 PMMon 11 MarPalace Verona
BUY  4:10 PMTue 12 MarPalace Central
BUY  4:10 PMWed 13 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:30 PMWed 13 MarHayden Orpheum Cremorne
BUY  1:40 PMThu 14 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  3:50 PMFri 15 MarPalace Verona
BUY  1:40 PMSat 16 MarPalace Verona
BUY  3:15 PMSun 17 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:15 PMMon 18 MarPalace Verona
BUY  6:15 PMTue 19 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  3:50 PMWed 20 MarPalace Verona
BUY  8:50 PMSat 23 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:10 PMMon 25 MarPalace Central
BUY  4:00 PMTue 26 MarPalace Central
BUY  6:10 PMWed 27 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:20 PMThu 28 MarChauvel Cinema
BUY  1:00 PMSat 30 MarPalace Central
BUY  6:15 PMSat 30 MarPalace Verona
BUY  3:15 PMSun 31 MarPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:10 PMMon 1 AprPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:50 PMTue 2 AprPalace Central
BUY  4:20 PMWed 3 AprPalace Norton St.
BUY  1:30 PMThu 4 AprPalace Norton St.
BUY  6:00 PMThu 4 AprPalace Verona
BUY  6:15 PMFri 5 AprChauvel Cinema
BUY  11:15 AMSat 6 AprChauvel Cinema
BUY  3:20 PMSun 7 AprPalace Norton St.
BUY  3:45 PMMon 8 AprPalace Verona
BUY  3:40 PMTue 9 AprPalace Central
BUY  6:30 PMTue 9 AprChauvel Cinema

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