Ogres / Les ogres

2017 ARCHIVE

Limited Screenings!

Director: Léa Fehner
Cast: Adèle Haenel, Marc Barbé, Lola Dueñas, François Fehner, Marion Bouvarel, Inès Fehner
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2015
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: R16 Violence, offensive language & sex scenes
Duration: 139 min
Festivals: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016
Awards: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016, VPRO Big Screen Audience Award

“Crowd-pleasingly big-hearted.” The Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis

Ogres plunges the audience into the vibrant and eccentric world of a troupe of travelling performers, who bring magic and hilarity along with them as they move from place to place. The complex dynamics of this family of misfits is shaken up when a former romantic dalliance re-enters the scene, and a pregnancy promises to bring both joy and new tensions.

The title of this feature reflects the explosive, erratic existence of this group of eccentric performers. With an appetite for life, in part monstrous and violent, the ‘ogres’ act out, restage their passions, desires, and disappointments on the circus scene spreading into their real lives.

Drawing on her own biographical experiences in her parents’ travelling circus, Léa Fehner casts several members of her family, including her father François Fehner as the group’s patriarch. Adèle Haenel (also in The Unknown Girl) delights with her particular blend of realism and vulnerability in her role as expectant mother Mona.

Trailer

Screenings

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WELLINGTON
Sat 4 Mar 5:55 pm D
Thur 16 Mar 8:30 pm E

AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sat 11 Mar 6:00 pm

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Sat 4 Mar 6:00 pm

NELSON
Sat 18 Mar 5:30 pm

CHRISTCHURCH
Sat 11 Mar 8:45 pm
Fr 24 Mar 6:00 pm

PALMERSTON NORTH
Sat 25 Mar 5:40 pm

NEW PLYMOUTH
Sat 25 Mar 6:30 pm

HAMILTON
Fri 31 Mar 6:15 pm

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sat 8 Apr 6:00 pm

DUNEDIN
Fri 7 Apr 5:50 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

Les ogres Online

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