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(False Servant)

France, Colour, 90 min

Date:               Tuesday, 2 September 2003 – 9pm

Director:         Benoît Jacquot

Cast:               Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Kiberlain, Pierre Arditi, Mathieu Amalric

Synopsis:        Based on a powerful and subtle text by Marivaux that was well ahead of its time, Benoît Jacquot sets this very original production in an empty theatre. A beautiful and rich young lady decides to disguise herself as a knight in order to get a closer look at her future husband before marrying him. Dressed as a man, she makes friends with him and follows him, in order to find out what he is really like. Fooled by the disguise, he opens up to her …





(Diary of a Chambermaid)

France/Italy, B&W, 101 min

Date:               Tuesday, 9 September 2003 – 9pm

Director:         Luis Buñuel

Cast:               Jeanne Moreau, Georges Géret, Daniel Ivernel, Françoise Lugagne, Michel Piccoli

Synopsis:        This wicked adaptation of the Octave Mirbeau novel is classic Luis Buñuel. Jeanne Moreau is Celestine, a beautiful chambermaid who, upon arrival at her new job at an estate in provincial 1930s France, entrenches herself in sexual hypocrisy and scandal with her philandering employer.





France, Colour, 140 min

Date:               Tuesday, 16 September 2003 – 9pm

Director:         Claude Chabrol

Cast:               Isabelle Huppert, Jean-François Balmer, Christophe Malavoy, Jean Yanne, Lucas Belvaux

Synopsis:        In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love affairs with a suave local landowner (Rodolphe Boulanger) and a law student (Leon Dupuis), and runs up ruinous debts. This film version closely follows Gustave Flaubert's novel and includes most of the famous scenes, such as the wedding, the ball, the agricultural fair, the operation on the clubfoot, and the opera in Rouen.





(Sachs’ Disease)

France, Colour, 107 min

Date:               Tuesday, 23 September 2003 – 9pm

Director:         Michel Deville

Cast:               Albert Dupontel, Valérie Dréville, Dominique Reymond, Cécile Arnaud

Synopsis:        Veteran director Michel Deville's adaptation of a French bestseller by Martin Winckler recounts the daily life of a country doctor confronted with the suffering, anxiety and violence of human relationships, with everything that makes people ill. His sensitivity to such suffering (what might be called his compassion), along with his rejection of the arrogance of medical knowledge, and with the feeling of his own inadequacy all make Dr. Sachs secretly ill himself. He has “Sachs’ disease”.





(Beaumarchais the Scoundrel)

France, Colour, 100 min

Date:               Tuesday, 30 September 2003 – 9pm

Director:         Edouard Molinaro

Cast:               Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Manuel Blanc, Michel Aumont, Michel Piccoli

Synopsis:        In late 18th century France, Caron de Beaumarchais is a successful, if controversial, playwright, who enjoys great popularity with the masses. However, his outspoken liberal and anti-corruption views earn him some powerful enemies, who contrive to have him arrested. To redeem himself, he agrees to journey to England as a secret agent of King Louis XV. His mission is to recover a plan that would, if placed into the hands of the English, result in a costly war between England and France…


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