Pics and Flicks is proud to present Folies Bergere
Brigitte and Xavier are a couple of cattle farmers living and working
together in Normandy. They have always got on well but now that their
two children have left the household routine and weariness have set in.
One night, Brigitte, who has been invited to a party by a group of
Parisians in the house next to their farm, lets herself be wooed by
Stan, a witty, cool attractive young man. Some time later, giving a
visit to a dermatologist as an excuse, she goes to Paris to meet him.
But things do not go according to plan...
Name Folies Bergere (or La ritournelle)
Marc Fitoussi, Sylvie Dauvillier
Finely tuned ensemble comedy that sees the preparations for a wedding go hilariously awry
Forget Bridezilla. C’est la Vie boasts Groomzilla Pierre (Lavernhe), whose attempts to micromanage his lavish 17th century chateau wedding to Héléna (Judith Chemla), prove trying for the wedding planner and his battalion of catering staff, musicians and serving staff.
It looks fabulous but behind the scenes they've lost the DJ, the photographer keeps eating the canapes, the lamb spoils and there's a rumour that someone from the taxation dept is sniffing around the event. The wedding planner's brother-in-law, a depressed teacher coming back from a breakdown, is secretly in love with the bride and the groom's mother is popping up on a dating app. Director: Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano Starring: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve, Vincent Macaigne, Alban Ivanov, Suzanne Clément, Judith Chemla, Eye Haidara, Benjamin Lavernhe Genre: Comedy Running Time: 100 min
A politician’s soiree quickly descends into farce in Sally Potter’s star-laden satire, a sharply observed study of love and politics . Mark Kermode, Observer film critic. "The Party" is a richly dark social satire by Sally Potter that moves in real time in the home of uber couple Janet (Kristen Scott Thomas) and Bill (Timothy Spall), who are hosting an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate her promotion as Shadow Minister of Health. Bill, an acclaimed academic, however, is preoccupied and increasingly inebriated as he works through his old vinyl record collection, while Janet prepares food and takes calls from well- wishers. Guests start to arrive, and a wonderfully eclectic liberal and north London lot seem to be assembling. There is acerbic American, April (Patricia Clarkson) and her new age boyfriend Gottfried (Bruno Ganz); Martha (Cherry Jones) an academic colleague of Bill's and her much younger heavily pregnant wife, Jinny (Emily Mortimer), and then a palpitati…