Lullaby/ Chanson douce (N/C 15+)

Director Lucie Borleteau makes her second feature outing with Chanson Douce, an adaptation of the novel by Leila Slimani (known as The Perfect Nanny in the States). The script, which she wrote alongside Jeremie Elkaim (noted actor and husband of director Valerie Donzelli), concerns Myriam, a mother of two who decides to return to work despite her husband’s reservations. After an extensive search for a babysitter, they find Louise, who immediately wins the affections of the children. Soon, however, a co-dependent relationship ensues and eventual tragedy. Borleteau’s first feature, 2014 Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey, scored a César nomination for Best First Feature.

Cast Karin Viard, Antoine Reinartz, Leïla Bekhti

Dir Lucie Borleteau | 2019 | France | 120 mins | UK Distrib Studiocanal


London Ciné Lumière                             Thu 14 Nov 18:30

Birmingham Midlands Arts Centre          Sun 1 Dec 18:00 

Chichester Cinema at New Park             Mon 2 Dec 14:30 & Tue 3 Dec 20:30 



Below are changes from the printed brochure.
The website details are up to date.

TYNESIDECINEMA: Young Ahmed is now on Mon 2 December and not Mon 9 Dec as adverstised in our brochure.


As a result of the French National Strike from 5 Dec

François Armanet (Oh les Filles!)

and The Primavista Quartet (Nana)

are unable to appear in person for their screenings.
The screenings will still go ahead as billed at the Regent Street Cinema.
Oh les Filles Sat 7 Dec 16:00
Nana Sun 8 Dec 14:00

Glasgow Grosvenor time changes
A Faithful Man Mon 25 Nov 13:05
Just a Breath Away  Tues 26 Nov 11:20
The following do not screen at Heart of Hawick:
Just a Breath Away
To The Four Winds
When Margaux Meets Margaux
I Lost my Body has been withdrawn in Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.
Check out on Timetables for replacements

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