Les choses simples | A Great Friend
L’OR French Film Festival Aotearoa 2023
- Sat 1 Jul 2023
- Len Lye Cinema
- Rating: TBC
- Adult $17.50
- Student $14.00
- Senior $12.50
- Child $12.00
- Alliance Francais $15.00
- Booking essential
- o Face coverings option
- As there is no allocated seating doors open 15 minutes before screenings, please come early to avoid disappointment
- To minimise disruption no admittance to cinema 10 minutes after session starts
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
From Éric Besnard, director of the French Film Festival Aotearoa 2021 smash-hit Delicious, comes 'A Great Friend'. Packed with laughs, A Great Friend lets audiences experience the stunning vistas of the
Auvergne-Rhône Alps, in a charming tale of friendship.
Vincent (Lambert Wilson, De Gaulle) is a high-flying entrepreneur. One day single-handedly sailing his yacht, the next, being interviewed on national television. While driving on a rugged mountain road, Vincent’s car breaks down, temporarily interrupting his frantic lifestyle.
Pierre (Grégory Gadebois, Delicious) has distanced himself from the modern world, living in the middle of sublime nature. While Vincent waits for his car trouble to be sorted, Pierre offers him a place to stay. What the two men soon realise, is that their personalities could not be more different. While Vincent and Pierre initially struggle to see eye-to-eye, they eventually find themselves wondering... deep down, are they really each living the lives they want to live?
Éric Besnard’s delightful comedy is My Dinner with Andre meets Antoinette in the Cévennes. Filled with sharp dialogue, mouth-watering food, and even a bear... A Great Friend is not to be missed at this year’s Festival.
FR | 2023 | Comedy | 95 min | Dir. Éric Besnard | In French with English subtitles