Leytonstone Pop-Up Cinema is proud to present the following screening:
My Afternoons with Margueritte (15)
Dir: Jean Becker. (2010) France; 82 min. In French, with English subtitles.
An adaptation from the successful Marie-Sabine Roger’s novel La tête en friche.
“Serving up an authentic slice of provincial French life, MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE is a touching and enriching film that is refreshing in its focus on protagonists older than what we have become accustomed to seeing on the big screen. In this universal and unaffected tale, director Jean Becker’s (CONVERSATIONS WITH MY GARDENER) odd couple will capture audiences’ hearts from the word allez.” (*)
“Whether playing a hunchbacked peasant in JEAN DE FLORETTE, a swashbuckling bard in CYRANO DE BERGERAC or a French immigrant in GREEN CARD, Depardieu has brought sincerity, warmth and a refreshing energy to cinema screens around the world. If his portrayal of tenderhearted lug Germain doesn’t represent much of a departure for him, it is nevertheless a performance that is sure to be recalled as a
defining moment in the autumn of his career.” (*)
(*) Source: http://www.myafternoons.co.uk