Oahu French Language Meetup Group Message Board › French Movies at the Movie Museum in Kaimuki
Please check out the following schedule of French movies being shown at the movie museum.
I don't want to set up a specific meetup to go watch them, but a few of you could plan & go see the movie as a small group. The movie museum has a very limited number of seats (19 I think) & it is always advisable to call & make reservations.
JULY FRANCOPHONE FILMS AT THE MOVIE MUSEUM
Call for reservations 735-8771
LA CHÈVRE aka The Goat (1981-France/Mexico) 91m *** ½ D: Francis Veber. Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Pedro Amendáriz Jr., Corynne Charbit, Michel Robin. Private eye Campana (Depardieu) has come up with nothing after searching for Marie, a 21-year-old girl (Charbit) who disappeared while on vacation in Mexico. Alexandre Bens (Robin), her wealthy French industrialist dad, decides that company accountant François Perrin (Richard) should be sent to Mexico to find her. Why? Because like Marie, François is utterly and ridiculously accident prone! The priceless interplay between increasingly impatient Depardieu and hopeless Richard elevates writer-director Veber’s hilarious French comedy to international favorite status. Suitable for ages 12 and older.
July 7th: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30
July 11th: 8 p.m. only
L’EMMERDEUR (1973-France/Italy) 80m *** D: Edouard Molinaro (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES). Lino Ventura, Jacques Brel, Caroline Cellier, Jean-Pierre Darras. Dour hit man Ralf Milan (Ventura) is in Montpelier in order to kill an important witness. In the hotel room next to Milan’s is François Pignon (Jacques Brel), a man driven to suicide because his wife deserted him. Frantic Pignon can’t seem to get out of the way of increasingly exasperated Milan in this delightful comedy written by Francis Veber (see LA CHÈVRE, LES COMPÈRES, TAIS-TOI! and LES FUGITIFS). Suitable for ages 10 and older.
July 11th: 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5 & 6:30
July 14th: 8 p.m. only
LA NUIT DE VARENNES Original Uncut French Language Version (1982-France/Italy) 147m *** D: Ettore Scola. Jean-Louis Barrault (CHILDREN OF PARADISE), Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla, Harvey Keitel, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Piccoli, Eléonore Hirt. On 20 June 1791, King Louis XVI (Piccoli) and Queen Marie-Antoinette (Hirt) of France tried to escape from Revolutionary Paris to join monarchist allies outside France, but were arrested in the town of Varennes. Linked to this historical event the film imagines a group of travelers on the same road, including the American patriot Thomas Paine (Keitel), the noted seducer Casanova (Mastroianni), the French novelist Restif de La Bretonne (Barrault), and one of the queen’s ladies-in-waiting (Schygulla). Winner at Cannes Film Festival and David Donatello Awards. Rated R.
July 14th: 1230, 3 & 5:30
LES FUGITIFS aka Fugitives (1986-France) 85m *** D: Francis Veber. Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Carmet, Maurice Barrier, Jean Benguigui. Freshly released from prison, bank robber Jean Lucas (Depardieu) is determined to go straight and become a lawful citizen. But when he goes to a bank to make a deposit, a crazed and highly inept man (Richard) bursts in and robs the bank, and takes poor Jean hostage. The police immediately assume Jean is the robber, complicating matters severely. This comedy crime caper is the third Veber/Depardieu/Richard collaboration (see LA CHÈVRE and LES COMPÈRES) and another great favorite. Nominated for César Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Carmet) and Best Writing (director Francis Veber). Suitable for ages 12 and older.
July 17th: 8:30 only
July 18th: 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5 & 6:30
July 21st: 8:15 only
TAIS-TOI! aka Ruby and Quentin (2003-France) 87m *** D: Francis Veber (LA CHÈVRE). Gérard Depardieu, Jean Reno (LES VISITEURS), Richard Berry, André Dussollier, Jean-Pierre Malo, Jean-Michel Noirey, Leonor Varela. Ruby (Reno) is a coolly professional tough guy thrown into a jail cell with guileless blabbermouth Quentin (Depardieu). Quentin latches on to poor Ruby, but then manages a hilarious prison break with him. Slapstick violence (there is a body count, folks), car chases and buddy-bonding ensue, making this a thoroughly enjoyable Parisian crime caper with two of the most watchable stars of French cinema. Another hit for writer-director Veber. Suitable for audiences 15 and older.
July 21st: 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5 & 6:30
July 25th: 8:30 only
POTICHE (2010-France) 103m *** D: François Ozon (8 WOMEN). Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini, Karin Viard, Judith Godrèche. The potiche (trophy wife) in question is Suzanne Pujol (Deneuve), who has the misfortune of being married to arrogant, womanizing Robert (Luchini), owner of an umbrella factory. It is 1977, and France is crippled with worker unrest. When the umbrella factory workers go on strike, Robert storms over to denounce them, and they take him hostage. Suzanne, accustomed to a cosseted bourgeois life, must now take over the company. Fortunately, the town mayor (Depardieu) is an old flame, and with his help, Suzanne starts to set things right. This charming feminist comedy was nominated for a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Rated R.
July 25th: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30
July 23rd: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30
LES COMPÈRES aka ComDads (1983-France) 92m *** D: Francis Veber. Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Anny Duperey, Michel Aumont, Stéphane Bierry. When her teenage son Tristan (Bierry) goes missing, Christine (Duperey) deceives each of her two ex-lovers teacher François (Richard) and journalist Jean (Depardieu) into believing they fathered her son so they would help find him. The hit combination of Richard and Depardieu (see LA CHÈVRE) is a delight, with milquetoast François playing off macho Jean to great hilarity. This French comedy favorite was nominated for César Awards for Best Actor (Depardieu) and Best Writing (director Francis Veber). Rated PG.
July 28th: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30
Aug. 1st: 12:15 & 8:30