From the Land of the Moon / Mal de pierres

Limited screenings!

Director: Nicola Garcia
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Alex Brendmühl, Brigitte Roüan
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2015
Genre: Drama
Rating: M Violence, sex scenes & nudity
Duration: 121 min
Festivals: Cannes International Film Festival 2016, Official Competition

“Nicole Garcia delivers an exceptional film with a dazzling Marion Cotillard.” Le Parisien

Synopsis

Gabrielle lives in a small village in the south of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even insane. Against her will, Gabrielle’s parents marry her to José, an honest and loving Spanish worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. When she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones, André, an injured veteran of the Indochina war, rekindles the passion buried inside of her.

The film is based on Milena Agus’ novel of the same name. Cotillard (also in It’s Only the End of the World) gives a luminous performance as Gabrielle. She gives a voice to the torments of a repressed love life aptly caught in the metaphor of the film’s original title The Stone Sickness. Louis Garrel (also in Two Friends and Planetarium) excels his charms as dashing war veteran André.

Director Nicole Garcia (Charlie Says) delivers a subtle but powerful romantic character study of a woman’s liberation.

The Festival has the pleasure of presenting From the Land of the Moon as an exclusive preview before the national New Zealand release.

Trailer

Screenings

Ticket links will be added as they become available
Note that in Arrowtown tickets are only available from the cinema.


WELLINGTON
Sun 19 Mar 6:10 pm E

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sun 19 Mar 5:20 pm

NELSON
Sun 19 Mar 5:45 pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Sat 25 Mar 6:25 pm

TIMARU
Sat 18 Mar 6:00 pm

ARROWTOWN
Sat 25 Mar 8:30 pm

TAURANGA
Sat 25 Mar 6:15 pm

PALMERSTON NORTH
Sat 1 Apr 6:10 pm

NEW PLYMOUTH
Sun 2 Apr 6:05 pm

HAMILTON
Sun 9 Apr 7:30 pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sun 9 Apr 6:00 pm

DUNEDIN
Sun 9 Apr 5:40 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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