Les Folies Fermières | Country Cabaret
L’OR French Film Festival Aotearoa 2023
- Mon 26 Jun 2023
- Len Lye Cinema
- Rating: M
- 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
A young farmer is facing the prospect of losing his farm through bankruptcy. He watches a cabaret show in the local town and comes up with an idea to stage his own cabaret show with the aid of an out-of-work exotic dancer.
Sometimes hard work and big ideas aren’t enough. David’s dairy farm is on the brink of liquidation. When he chances upon a dazzling nightclub performance by Bonnie Starlight, inspiration strikes.
What if he turned his big old barn into a country cabaret? Not just for entertainment, but to promote local food producers, including his mother’s delicious cheese. A crazy plan, for sure - which is exactly why he loves it! Everything seems on track for the big opening night, until David’s traditionalist grandpa steps in, hell-bent on putting an end to their follies. Can they save the show and save the farm? Based on a fabulous true story.
FR | 2022 | Comedy/Drama | 109 min | Dir. Jean-Pierre Améris | In French with English subtitles