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Ciné Lumière: L'homme de Rio

  • Monday 11 June 2018, 7.00PM to 8.45pm
  • Free admission
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  • K/133, King's Manor, Exhibition Square (map)
  • No wheelchair access

Event details

Join us a special film screening of the 1964 comedy classic L'Homme de Rio (That Man from Rio) directed by Philippe de Broca. Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Françoise Dorléac, it follows the extravagant adventures of a young man who comes to the rescue of his girlfriend who has been abducted by thieves and brought to Rio.

The film, which will be screened in French with English subtitles, is presented in collaboration with Ciné Lumière, part of the Institut français du Royaume-Uni in London.

The Festival also includes a screening of the French documentary Merci Patron! (Thanks Boss!) on Thursday 14 June.

Interested in French culture and history? Take a look at A Date with History on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June. This event, presented in collaboration with the French Embassy in the UK, features talks and panel discussions by top French and British historians on the theme of ‘imagining revolutions’. 

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