I see that “Tamara Drewe”, a new British film that is hotly tipped for cinema industry awards this year, has just had its premiere in Leicester Square (where else?), London.
Presumably last night’s premiere audience had failed to read in Frogsiders that they could have watched the film in considerable comfort and style for only 5€50 each (OAP concession available) at Cinema Montreuil 3 weeks ago.
For the record, we thought it was very funny with some excellent performances. It’s a story of lust and love in a country village, loosely based, apparently, on Thomas Hardy’s “Far From The Madding Crowd”.
Another brand new English language film that will be shown this week at Cinema Montreuil.
Jude Law and Forest Whitaker in "Repo Men"
This one looks gory, violent, dark, scary and exactly the sort of thing I would queue for hours and pay £15 to see in the West End.
Wouldn’t you much rather watch it in the comfort of what amounts to virtually a private cinema in Montreuil? The ticket prices are about the same as they were in the West End when “Ben Hur” was the latest attraction.
Wild Target (Petits meurtres à l’anglaise) is a very funny film in English (with French subtitles) showing at the Cinema Montreuil (the Theatre near General Haig’s statue).
Starring: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Everett, Rupert Grint, Martin Freeman
Showing Saturday August 14 and Sunday August 15 at 20h30
Bill Nighy is Victor Maynard, a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, Louisa (Eileen Atkins), despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose (Emily Blunt). He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring a young apprentice in the process, Tony (Rupert Grint). Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client (Rupert Everett).
Don’t miss this! And take your French friends – they think this sort of thing is “very British”