Wednesday 25th, 8pm, the Sailing Club – €8. Tickets at the door.
Untouchable, a French culture-clash comedy, is the biggest grossing non-English-language title of all time.
The Rockabill Film Society will launch its Autumn Season with this screening.
Tickets for the night (or a full-season membership!) at the door. The film will start at 8.30 p.m., but do give yourself time for a pre-screening drink and chat.
About the film:
France’s most talked-about performance and film this year comes in the shape of this comedy that’s became the country’s second-biggest box-office hit of all time with its portrait of friendship across the racial and economic divide. Paralyzed from the neck down after an accident, gloomy millionaire Philippe (François Cluzet, Tell No One) finds little in life worth living for, until the arrival of his new assistant, Driss (Omar Sy), a Senegalese rowdy from the downtrodden banlieues. A slapstick, gleefully incorrect throwback to ’80s culture-clash comedies like Trading Places, only played out across contemporary France’s ever-palpable racial and class tensions, Untouchable hit a nerve with French audiences, critics hailing it as a cultural milestone and Liberation asking, “Is this the new Amélie?”
– Jason Sanders / San Francisco International Film Festival 2012
The other films for the autumn season are:
- Wed Oct 9 – A Hijacking
- Wed Oct 23 – Mud
- Wed Nov 6 – Lore
- Wed Nov 20 – Love is all you need
- Wed Dec 4 – I Wish