Film Show: Jean de Florette

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Date(s) - Tuesday 05/04/2022
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Primrose Hill Community Library


Starring Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteil

Directed by Claude Berri

France     1986   116 minutes

With subtitles

City-bred hunchback Jean (Gérard Depardieu) brings his family to his mother’s old farm in Provence during the 1930s with plans for an idyllic life on the land. However, his neighbours, Le Papet (Yves Montand) and Ugolin (Daniel Auteil), covet the farm’s little-known water-source, and scheme to ensure that the novice-owner never discovers it. Claude Berri’s stunning adaptation of the acclaimed Marcel Pagnol novel is the world’s most popular non-English language film ever, and the winner of numerous international awards.

The generation-spanning story is continued in a second film, Manon des Sources, which we shall be screening in May. Each film works alone, but the cumulative power of them both is unforgettable.

Doors open 7.15pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00p
£8.00, including a glass of wine.
Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.

While we do not wish to insist upon it, given the current levels of Covid, we would request that people attending the film show kindly consider wearing a mask during the screening itself as a courtesy to others, thank you.