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Monday Night Film Series presents, C'est la Vie -FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Apr 18, 2018

Category: News and Notices

The Monday Night Film Series presents 'C'est le Vie' on Monday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 102.

This effervescent comedy from celebrated French directing duo Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (The Intouchables) invites us to an opulent château to attend a très extravagant wedding, where the groom is an obnoxious tyrant, the band is at war with the organizers, and the chief planner is looking for the exit.

Max (Jean-Pierre Bacri) is a battle-weary veteran of the wedding-planning racket. His latest — and last — gig is a hell of a fête, involving stuffy period costumes for the caterers, a vain, hyper- sensitive singer who thinks he's a Gallic James Brown, and a morose, micromanaging groom determined to make Max's night as miserable as possible. But what makes the affair too bitter to endure is that Max's colleague and ostensible girlfriend, Joisette (Xavier Dolan regular Suzanne Clément), seems to have written him off, coolly going about her professional duties while openly flirting with a much younger server. It's going to be a very long night… especially once the groom's aerial serenade gets underway.

An Altmanesque ensemble work brimming with offbeat, lovable characters, and hilarious set pieces, C'est la vie! is a fiendishly smart, sprawling comedy as only the French do it. You will be laughing all the way down the aisle.

 This is an expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp from directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. - Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley Hall, 102 every Monday night.

For further info, contact NB Film Co-op 455-1632  info@nbfilmcoop.com or http://www.nbfilmcoop.com/exhibition/monday-night-film-series

The NB Film Co-op in partnership with the UNB Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival presents the series.

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Contact: Tony Merzetti

Email Address: tmerzett@unb.ca