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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Today (Saturday 15th June)

15:30

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18:15

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20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 16th June)

14:30

Army of Shadows 12A
2h 25m | French w/ English subtitles
A group of French resistance fighters battle against the Nazis in German-controlled Marseilles as well as suspicion amongst their own ranks in Jean-Pierre Melville's gripping wartime thriller.

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17:30

Slow 15
1h 48m | Lithuanian w/ English subtitles
A dancer and a sign language interpreter redefine what intimacy means for their relationship when one of them reveals that they are asexual in this award-winning Lithuanian drama.

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20:00

There's Still Tomorrow 15
1h 58m | Italian w/ English subtitles
The arrival of a mysterious letter inspires a housewife to stand up to her husband and imagine a better future for her family in this sweeping, record-breaking Italian melodrama.

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