OPENING NIGHTS – COME AND CELEBRATE WITH US!

Celebrate the start of the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015 with a screening of the moving and uplifting new film, The Bélier Family,
starring much-loved actors François Damiens and Karin Viard.

Opening Night


Director:
Eric Lartigau
Cast: Karin Viard, François Damiens, Louane Emera, Eric Elmosnino
Country: France
Year: 2014
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 105 minutes
Rating: M – offensive language

“Definitely a show-stopper.”

Dominic Corry, New Zealand Herald

Opening Nights

Come and celebrate with us!

Celebrate the start of the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015 with a screening of the moving and uplifting new film, The Bélier Family, starring much-loved actors François Damiens and Karin Viard.

Ticket-holders are invited to attend the opening night 45 minutes before the screening time* at participating cinemas. You will be treated to a wonderful evening of French cinema, a generous offering of products from Gold Sponsor L’Oréal Paris, and a glass of complimentary wine from Official Wine Sponsor Clos Henri.

Special ticket prices will apply for all opening night events, and discounts will be available for Alliance Française members. Click here for more information about ticket pricing in your city. Please note that no official opening night will be held in Timaru or Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna, Auckland.

To book, click the Screenings/Book Tickets tab on the right – select your screening and go straight to the cinema booking page.

*Please arrive 30 minutes before for Rialto Cinemas Newmarket.

Synopsis

A captivating new star is born in The Bélier Family, Eric Lartigau’s uproarious box office smash-hit about family ties, the joy of music and breaking free.

In the Bélier family, everyone is deaf, except dutiful 16-year-old Paula (beautiful newcomer Louane Emera). She acts as an indispensable interpreter for her parents and younger brother, especially in the running of the family dairy farm.

Though her salt-of-the-earth father (François Damiens, Delicacy) has decided to run for mayor − spurred on by her vivacious but over-involved mother, portrayed by the wonderful Karin Viard − Paula’s attentions are very much elsewhere. She’s witnessed the handsome new boy at school sign up for the choir, and impulsively joined too. It’s not long before her music teacher (The Skylab’s Eric Elmosnino) discovers her considerable talent, however, his encouragement only exacerbates the matter of Paula’s independence…

Building to a heart-soaring finale, The Bélier Family is an utter delight. Emera is a true revelation, lending an extraordinary spirit to this raucous and deeply moving crowd-pleaser.

Trailer

Screenings/Buy Tickets

To buy tickets, click the screening time in your city to go straight to the cinema’s website.
Note that in Hamilton and Arrowtown tickets are not online and are only available from cinemas.


AUCKLAND – RIALTO
Thu 19 Feb 8:30 PM Opening Night Celebrations

CHRISTCHURCH
Thu 26 Feb 6:30 PM (second screen added) Opening Night Celebrations

NELSON
Wed 4 Mar 6:30 PM Opening Night Celebrations

WELLINGTON
Wed 11 Mar 6:30 PM E Opening Night Celebrations

TAURANGA
Thu 12 Mar 6:30 PM Opening Night Celebrations (Extra seats released, contact cinema for details)

DUNEDIN
Thu 19 Mar 6:30 PM Opening Night Celebrations

HAVELOCK NORTH
Thu 19 Mar 6:30 PM Opening Night Celebrations

ARROWTOWN
Thu 26 Mar 6:00 PM Opening Night Celebrations

PALMERSTON NORTH
Thu 9 Apr 6:30 PM Opening Night Celebrations

HAMILTON
Thu 9 Apr 6:15 PM Opening Night Celebrations

E Embassy Theatre

The Bélier Family Online