Le Bonheur15

Directed by Agnes Varda | France | 1965 | 1h 21m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Marie-France Boyer, Olivier Drouot, Sandrine Drouot, Jean-Claude Drouot

Married and father to two children, young carpenter Francois leads a happy and peaceful life with his family. However, he soon finds himself in the throws of a passionate affair with a clerk from the post office. In one of her more provocative films, French New Wave icon Agnès Varda examines ideas of fidelity and happiness in a modern, self-centred world.

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Reviews

‘Varda fills her frames with riots of nature and colour choreographing physical passion with unabashed but formally controlled delight.’
Richard Brody, The New Yorker

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We showed Le Bonheur between March 7, 2022 and March 8, 2022.

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Tomorrow (Monday 4th March)

18:15

A New Leaf PG
1h 42m
Charming screwball rom-com about a hapless playboy (Walter Matthau) who seeks to marry a wealthy heiress and murder her to inherit her fortune, written and directed by the film’s co-star Elaine May.

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