Mar 6, 2013 · 5:30 PM
Meetup time: 5.30pm
Meetup place: I'll be waiting near foyer entrance facing the two large flat TV screens or txt[masked]
Movie start time: 6.15pm
**ATTENTION Rialto is only taking credit card pre-purchases for this session-if you want to attend you need to make an online payment before the movie-seats are filling fast.**
If you can't make an online credit card booking your only options are to drop into the theatre today/tomorrow to buy from the counter OR try your luck on the day (but you may end up in front row or session may sell out).
I've pre-purchased seat D3 for myself if you want to get something nearby. Last time I checked the available seats were some seats in the couple of rows closest to the screen.
SYNOPSIS The Côte d’Azur. 1915. In his twilight years, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet) is tormented by the loss of his wife, the pains of arthritic old age and the terrible news that his son Jean (Vincent Rottiers) has been wounded in action. But when a young girl miraculously enters his world, the old painter is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful Andrée (Christa Théret) will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation. Back at the family home to convalesce, Jean too falls under the spell of the new, redheaded star in the Renoir firmament. In their Mediterranean Eden - and in the face of his father's fierce opposition - he falls in love with this wild, untameable spirit... and as he does so, within weak-willed, battle-shaken Jean, a filmmaker begins to grow. This film is a visual delight with Taiwanese cinematographer Ping Bing Lee (In the Mood for Love) sensitively capturing the Mediterranean light and landscapes. Coupled with a beautiful musical score by Academy Award-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat, Renoir takes an appreciative look at Andrée’s impact on the lives of the great painter and his son.