Rosalie Blum (2016)
Cinema at Draiocht
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, based on the graphic novel trilogy by French artist Camille Jourdy. 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. What follows is a series of coincidences - both hilarious and moving – which memorably brings together a group of lost souls in a manner reminiscent of Claude Berri's wonderful Hunting and Gathering.
Starring: Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz, Sara Giraudeau
Winner, Audience Award, Gijón International Film Festival 2016
Nominated for Best First Feature Film, César Awards 2017
Cert: Club / Language: French (English Subtitles) / Dur: 95 mins
Presented in partnership and with the support of the Embassy of France and Institut Français.
In association with Access Cinema
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"… a quirky, cockles-warming adaptation of the eponymous graphic-novel trilogy." The Hollywood Reporter
"Whimsical, tender and original, Rosalie Blum is a fabulous debut." The New Zealand Herald