On a Magical Night | Chambre 212 (N/C 15+)

Director Christophe Honoré has a way with looking at the trials and tribulations of love and relationships. In Love Songs (Les Chansons d’Amour) he dealt with the younger generation. Here, he moves on to middle age and the reckonings that infiltrate any couple over the years. Deliciously and deliberately theatrical, he serves up a French farce with a chanson-splattered soundtrack by the likes of Charles Aznavour. It takes place almost exclusively in two or three rooms – an apartment and a hotel opposite, as well as the snow-covered street in between. Chiara Mastroianni, as Maria, makes the most of a gift of a role as the college lecturer wife who admits her indiscretions to her husband Richard (a bewildered BenjaminsBiolay). Mastroianni won best actress award in Un certain regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Cast Chiara Mastroianni, Vincent Lacoste, Camille Cottin, Benjamin Biolay, Carole Bouquet, Marie-Christine Adam

Dir Christophe Honoré | 2019 | France | 90 mins | Int Sales Charades

A gentle surrealist bedroom farce … Chiara Mastroianni scores as a jaded adulteress. – Variety


Glasgow Film Theatre          Mon 4 Nov 17:45

London Ciné Lumière           Fri 8 Nov 18:30

Edinburgh Filmhouse           Tue 12 Nov 20:30 

Cambridge Picturehouse    Wed 11 Dec 18:30




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I Lost my Body has been withdrawn in Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.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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