Rosalie Blum

The biggest hit in the 27-year history of the Alliance Française French Film Festival, Julien Rappeneau’s enchanting directorial debut Rosalie Blum is a witty and ingeniously crafted comedy about a random encounter that has unexpected and life-changing consequences.

Thirty-something Vincent Machot (indelibly played by Kyan Khojandi) is a hairdresser, like his father before him. Life rotates around work, his overbearing mother who lives in the apartment upstairs, and a womanising cousin constantly trying to set him up. But one morning Vincent experiences a powerful déjà-vu when he meets the gaze of a grocery store clerk, Rosalie Blum (the fabulous Noémie Lvovsky). Intrigued by this mysterious woman, he begins a search to uncover the truth behind their connection…

To reveal more would only spoil the surprises of Rappeneau’s impeccably directed and performed tale, other than to say that a series of coincidences – both hilarious and moving – memorably brings together a group of lost souls in a manner reminiscent of Claude Berri’s wonderful Hunting and Gathering.

Indeed, with its themes of the importance of altruism, forgiveness and the value of compassion, Rosalie Blum delivers an ever-timely reminder of the best that French cinema has to offer. It’s a joy to watch.

French with English subtitles

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“The sweetest, most delightful film you will see all year.”

ABC Radio

“Intriguing and tantalising. The film quickly exerts a grip on you.”

David Stratton

Show Time(s)

Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Monday 24 April
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Friday 28 April
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 9:30pm,
Saturday 13 May
Deckchair Cinema

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Director

Julien Rappeneau

Year

2016

Running Time

95 minutes

Rating

Country of Origin

France

Language

French with English subtitles

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