Mal de Pierres


☞ FILM: ‘Mal de pierres’ (‘From the Land of the Moon’) by Nicole Garcia (116 mins) – Cannes Film Festival 2016
☞ DATE & TIME: Friday 18th November – film-themed cocktail available from 8pm (€4.50); screening starts at 9:15pm
☞ CINEMA: Studio 28, 10 rue Tholozé, Montmartre 75018 Paris
☞ TICKETS: €9 full price; €7.50 for students and other concessions. Only available at the door (please arrive early to avoid disappointment and bring cash as Studio 28 does not accept cards)


While you might know Marion Cotillard for her English-speaking roles in award winning films such as Inception, this November Lost in Frenchlation is bringing you the chance to see her home-turf performance in the Madame Bovary-styled ‘Mal de pierres’ (‘From the Land of the Moon’) where she plays ‘a passionate married woman consumed with sexual desire for Indochina veteran Louis Garrel in Nicole Garcia’s romantic character study’ (The Hollywood Reporter).

The screening will be held at the iconic Cinema Studio 28 in the heart of Montmartre – home to the oldest and most beautifully decorated cinema room in Paris – with a film-themed cocktail (€4.50) being served from 8pm and the film starting at 9.15pm.

‘Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) comes from a small village in the south of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even insane. Against her will, Gabrielle’s parents marry her to José (Alex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farmer who they think will make a respectable woman of her. When she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones, André (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochina war, rekindles the passion buried inside of her. With this newfound love, Gabrielle yearns to run away with André, freeing herself from a marriage which seems to imprison her. This time, she’s determined to follow her dream.’
– Official synopsis

‘But the soul of the film lies in watching her [Cotillard] stumble: immaturely making mistakes and obstinately expressing her sexual needs, even though the results are invariably bad. In other words, there’s a lot here that modern viewers can relate to.’
– The Hollywood Reporter

Don’t miss your chance to see the popular and somewhat controversial ‘Mal de pierres’ with English subtitles and in true Parisian style – at the cinema!

À bientôt!