Only RSVP if you are genuinely interested in attending. No shows and late drop outs will be recorded.
Date: Sunday 7 July 2013
Time: Meet at 10.30am for the 10.50AM session. Look out for my Meet Up badge on a table opposite the ticket booth.
A note to our new members: We buy our tickets individually at the desk (or online if you wish). We're in Cinema 2 (I don't remember if this is one of the smaller screens) and there is no reserve seating. We may not be able to all sit together and usually end up in clusters. I encourage you to join the group after the film as our discussions are fun, interesting and insightful.
Post Film Discussion:I'll booked a table for us at Cafe Excello (99 Spring Street). They don't have a website, but they have vegetarian and gluten free options. They serve all day breakfast and the prices are very reasonable.
We can pay individually at the end of the meal, but being a small family run venue, paying by cash is ideal.
If you don't answer the lunch question when you RSVP, I'll assume you won't be joining us. "Maybe" will also be considered a no.
Could you please update your rsvp if you don’t intend to come to lunch as it is unfair to the restaurant if less people turn up than expected. Last minute drop outs on Saturday night and Sunday morning, and not showing up is not very nice, so please be considerate (I keep a list of offenders!).
You are most welcome to join us for the film only, but please let me know so I can adjust our restaurant booking.
Review: ABC's At The Movies: Margaret (4/5) and David (4/5); Rotten Tomatoes (4.5/5); IMBD (3.5/5)
Language: French with English subtitles
Duration: 101 mins
Rating: MA 15+ (Strong sex scenes and sexual reference)
Synopsis: "High school literature teacher Germain (Fabrice Luchini, Potiche and The Women On The 6th Floor) despairs at the quality of his students’ writing until he reads a story that is both compelling and disturbingly voyeuristic. His talented student, Claude (Ernst Umhauer), writes of charming his way into his friend’s house and of his fascination with his friend’s mother (Emmanuelle Seigner).
Germain’s passion for teaching is reawakened and he offers Claude some private lessons. But who has he let into his house? Gradually the line between Claude’s new stories and reality blur until Germain himself starts appearing in Claude’s writing and Germain’s own life becomes a new obsession.
Celebrated auteur filmmaker François Ozon has adapted Juan Mayorga’s play The Boy In The Last Row to create a captivating and ironic look at the art of storytelling itself. He has successfully bridged mainstream hits, such as 8 Women, with his more cerebral works, such as The Swimming Pool, to create a clever and seductive film that was, and still is, a big hit in France."