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GASPARD AT THE WEDDING (France/Belgium)

August 31 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE

Shortly after their chance meeting, Gaspard asks Laura if she will accompany him to his family home and pose as his girlfriend at his father’s second wedding. At this point, viewers will probably assume they’re dealing with a familiar and delightful trope of romantic comedy: the fake couple will become a real one, and everyone will live happily ever after.  And while that isn’t altogether false, Antony Cordier’s Gaspard at the Wedding is a far more surprising entertainment than one might expect, both sophisticated and eccentric.  For one thing, the family home in question is a working zoo, complete with tigers, monkeys, and two-headed caribous, and the family doesn’t always know how to draw the line between animal instinct and human behavior.  A case in point is Coline, Gaspard’s sister, a beautiful young woman who walks around wearing a bear skin because she believes she is part bear.  She is also in love with her brother. Cordier man ages not only to make these wacky situations believable, but to give them real emotional depth, delivering an unexpectedly poignant romance.

Writer|Director: Antony Cordier
Genre:  Comedy/Romance
Running Time:  103 min
Distributor: UniFrance
Country: France | Belgium
Language: French w|English Subtitles
Rating: N|R
Starring: Félix Moati, Laetitia Dosch, Guillaume Gouix
Premiere: Southern California

FESTIVALS: France: Festival du film indépendant de Bordeaux, Festival de Villefranche-sur-Saône, Arras Film Festival, Festival du Film de Sarlat, Festival du Film de Muret, Festival du Film Francophone d’Albi, Festival Les Hérault du Cinéma; USA: New Orleans Film Festival, Sacramento Film Festival, Chicago European Union Film Festival; Italy: Rendez Vous Nuovo Cinema Francese, Lecce Film Festival; Russia, Moscow Film Festival; Austria, Vienna Film Festival; Romania, Transilvania International Film Festival; Brazil: Festival de Cinema Francês, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival; Norway, Norwegian International Film Festival; Germany, Hamburg Film Festival; Venezuela, Festival de cine francés

Official Website w|Trailer and Press Kit: https://en.unifrance.org/movie/42856/gaspard-at-the-wedding

 

GASPARD AT THE WEDDING  is included in the 2019 YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA  program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.

Details

Date:
August 31
Time:
10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
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Venue

Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly: Camelot Theatres)
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
Phone:
760-325-6565
Website:
http://www.psculturalcenter.org

Organizer

Desert Film Society
Email:
info@desertfilmsociety.com
Website:
www.desertfilmsociety.org
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