In The House

  • July 7, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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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."

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  • Dean

    Loved the way it was made. The french love dialogue and quirks in their films. Started to think a bit about Hallam Foe with a teenage boy yearning for a missing mother.

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Tess

    Creepy and very well done

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Alicia C

    I really enjoyed this film - it was wry, dark and imaginative in its exploration of the way that obsession drives the writing process.

    2 · July 7, 2013

  • Ashish S.

    Really liked the movie.. Could identify a little bit with the main character (Claude) as I had my own series of crushes on women elder to me during my teen years! Though the movie depicts it in a way that makes it look creepy and sinister..
    Also, besides the story of the creepy kid, the movie has different layers of hidden meaning.. the uniform being made mandatory in the school, frequent references to China and the Chinese colleague of Rapha senior.. and the Chinese guy sitting on the other corner of the bed during the love making scene (Claude's imagination) makes me ponder whether the movie has a more deeper message it is trying to convey.. I do have a few interpretations but too lazy to write it here!
    The lunch venue was good as well..!

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Marna Couve de M.

    Great movie, one that is worthy of a lot of interesting discussion.

    3 · July 7, 2013

  • Karen

    Creepy and sinister, I liked it! What was real, what wasn't? The story has me intrigued and I'll continue to ponder. Many thanks to members who attended, hope to see you next time :)

    2 · July 7, 2013

  • Dean

    I would like to come for lunch too.

    July 6, 2013

  • Catherine P.

    Unfortunately I will be working all weekend - sincerest apologies

    July 5, 2013

  • Karen

    Hello All

    It's Friday nag time! Please update your rsvp if you don’t intend to come (by Friday COB). The group shouldn't have to wait for you so please be considerate. No shows AND late drop outs will be recorded.

    Please be mindful that reservations have been made for lunch - a lot of restaurants don't open on Sundays because of staffing costs. It's not very nice if less people turn up when a bigger table have been reserved. Meet Up is about community - not just the Melbourne Film Club but community as a whole. Cafe Excello lets us split bills, but they are a small cafe so cash is best. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys.. I will be at sydney this weekend..

    July 4, 2013

  • Emma

    Really sorry I can't make this now - hope to see you all next time!

    July 3, 2013

    • Karen

      Many thanks for updating your rsvp Emma. I hope your first week at your new job is going well. See you next time!

      July 4, 2013

  • Robyn

    I come for lunch as well - see you all then.

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • David

    Based on the synopsis this film sounds like a gem. Enjoy.

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Alicia C

    I'll come to lunch as well :)

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Marna Couve de M.

    Looking forward to it Karen. this film is supposed to be a good film.

    1 · July 2, 2013

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