Sat 13 Nov

Unsophisticated Lady

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series

29th French Film Festival

La Pièce rapportée

86 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 2021 | dir. Antonin Peretjatko, with Josiane Balasko, Anais Demoustier, Philippe Katerine, William Lebghill, Sergi Lopez | UK Premiere

Paul Château-Têtard (Philippe Katerine), a 45-year-old bachelor from the highest of Parisian nobility, has to – for the first time in his life – take the Metro, and even buy a ticket. It is with extraordinary luck that the young, beautiful Ava (Anaïs Demoustier) happens to be sitting at the counter: a spark ignites and wedding bells start to ring in the distance. However, Paul’s mother, “Queen” Adélaïde (Josiane Balasko), thinks little of the marriage and even less of Ava. While in her opinion an heir would be most welcome, a baby is nowhere to be seen – and where does this lowly lady spend her days to begin with? With cinematic wit, Antonin Peretjatko sets shady detectives to sniff out affairs. “Nobility” and “rabble” collide over serious matters in a film full of French charm and ironic slapstick.

Sat 13 Nov 8.45pm

The film will be preceded by a pre-recorded introduction by Josiane Balasko

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