Wednesday, April 23rd
10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm; 7:15pm
In Roger Michell's magically buoyant and bittersweet film, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship - or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock and grapple with love, loss, regret and disappointment in their own very English way. When Meg and Nick run into their insufferably successful old friend Morgan, an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address played with pure delight by Jeff Goldblum, their squabbles rise to a register that's both emotionally rich and very funny.
Consistently surprising and bravely raw, Le Weekend cuts right to the bone, and does so in such an intimate manner, it feels splendidly authentic.
Broadbent and Duncan have such an easy way between them, the sort of back-and-forth banter of affection and bickering that only comes after spending long stretches of your life with another person.
Equally quick-witted and drawing from the same well of low-grade misanthropy (or perhaps it's just Britishness), Nick and Meg enjoy an easy repartee, tossing cutting remarks withthe aplomb and precision of circus knife throwers.
Running Time - 89 minutes
Rating M (Language & Sexual References)
Country of Origin - United Kingdom
Director - Roger Mitchell
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Nambour Arthouse Cinema
The Sunshine Coast French Film Festival will be screened from 2nd to 4th May. For details go to : www.scvenuesandevents.com.au
Noosa 5 Cinemas continues the Metropolitan Opera series with La Boehme on 3rd and 4th May. There will be a special Advanced Screening of Broadway's Romeo and Juliet with Orlando Bloom on Mothers' Day Sunday 11th May at 1:30pm, with further screenings on 17th and18th May. For more details, ask at the Box Office.
23rd April, 7th & 21st May, 4th & 18th June, 16th July & 30th July, 13th August & 27th August, 10th September, 8th October & 22nd October, 5th November & 19th November, 3rd December
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