The Secret of the Grain


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  • Location: Film Club, Nambour Civic Centre, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Cast:  Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi, Faridah Benkhetache, Abdelhamid Aktouche, Bouraouia Marzouk

One of the most outstanding and critically acclaimed French films of the year comes from celebrated director Abdellatif Kechiche, whose L′esquive stormed the Cesars (French Oscars) in 2005, winning four awards including Best Film.  This new drama - a touching and resoundingly humanistic story set in a small harbour in the southeast of France - cements his reputation.  Set in the rustic port of Sète (superbly captured by the atmospheric cinematography of Lubomir Bakchev), The Secret of the Grain follows Slimane, whose growing dissatisfaction with the shipyard job he′s had for the last 35 years, prompts him to try to open his own restaurant.  His dream seems unbelievable, but his contagious conviction and persistence work their way into the hearts of his loyal but dispersed family; the four children from his first marriage, his ex-wife, current girlfriend and her bright, outspoken daughter, Rym (played to great acclaim by the stunning newcomer Hafsia Herzi).  A grand film about ordinary people, The Secret of the Grain is a slow-burning drama drenched with humanity (and - naturally - some mouth-watering meals), in the tradition of Babette′s Feast and Eat Drink Man Woman.  This is a cinema experience not to be missed.

WINNER 2007 LOUIS DELLUC PRIZE
WINNER 2007 SPECIAL JURY PRIZE  &  FIPRESCI COMPETITION PRIZE -  VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
NOMINATED 2007 GOLDEN LION VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER BEST FILM , BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SCREENPLAY  & WINNER BREAKTHROUGH ACTRESS  -  33RD ANNUAL CESAR AWARDS

Title:     The Secret of the Grain
Rating:   M
Country:   France

Friday 11th July 6.45pm
Saturday 12th July 6.45pm
Sunday 13th July 4.30pm

Adults $12.00; Conc $9.00; Members/Child $8.50

 2008 Film Club Memberships - available now

Membership entitlements include: 

*  Discounted tickets to every movie - adult tickets are normally $12, however when you show your membership card, you receive your ticket for $8.50

*2 free movie tickets - these tickets can be used by you or you are welcome to invite a friend to use these free tickets at any session over the year, however they cannot be used on the first Sunday of each month which is Film Club Night

*Monthly newsletter - posted to members at the end of each month which lists the movies and screening dates for the upcoming movies.  The newsletter also has movie reviews and any information relevant for Film Club members

*Invitation to Film Club Nights - on the first Sunday of each month we hold a special function for Film Club members which include a screening of an art-house movie and a catered get-together where you are offered a complimentary glass of wine.  Additional glasses can be purchased at just $4.50 per glass, alternatively the bar is open for beer and other alcoholic beverages.

* Invitation to Film Discussion Groups - in-formal, fun discussions with like-minded movie goers

Phone us now to join - 5475 7777 (business hours)

Yearly Subscription:  $35

Nambour Civic Centre (Maroochy Venues)
Centenary Square, Currie Street, Nambour
Phone: 07 5475 7777
Fax: 07 5441 7400
website: www.mve.org.au

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