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A Feast of French Film

This February you can indulge in four French films all with accompanying food and drink.

For the romantics out there we have a Valentines Day screening of Amélie. Our Director Curtis personally recommends a day spent watching the double bill of Marius and Fanny because of it’s “luxury scenery, comic acting and great story”.

There’s so much to love about France and this selection of films will transport you there.

A Double Bill

Saturday 2 February, 11am

Marius’ biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad’s bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, a young and pretty seafood peddler, has secretly been in love with Marius since her childhood; Marius, never admitting it, has always loved Fanny. Torn between the call of the sea and his love for her, Marius abandons his dream to be with Fanny who gives herself to him.


Saturday 2 February, 2019

Fanny is the second part of the “Marseille trilogy”. Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she discovers she is pregnant. Her mother and Marius’s father, César, persuade her to accept the romantic advances of a much older man. To save face, Fanny accepts to marry Honoré Panisse, a rich merchant of the Vieux Port, 30 years her senior who will recognise her son.



Thursday 7 February, 7.30pm

A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.

There will be a free glass of wine and cheese before the film.


Thursday 14 February, 7.30pm

Oozing charm and inventive flourishes, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s delightful romantic comedy exudes a genuine warmth and cheeky humour throughout.

Amélie balances her waitressing job in Paris with a desire to help those around her through unnecessarily elaborate schemes. When she decides to focus on her own life for a change she begins a game of cat and mouse with an equally eclectic soul, in an attempt to return his precious album of pieced together photos.


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