Farewell to the Night | L’Adieu à la nuit (N/C 15+)

Catherine Deneuve plays a woman distraught to learn that her grandson has become a jihadist in André Téchiné’s latest film, set once again in the director’s native southwest France.
Taking place in the Pyrenees over several days in spring 2015 (the film is divided into chapters marking the days), Téchiné introduces us to Muriel (Deneuve), who runs a farm and riding school. Muriel is soon visited by her university-age grandson Alex (Klein), apparently headed for work in Canada. In reality, he has other plans. Alex and his girlfriend Lila (Oulaya Amamra) have espoused the cause of Islamic fundamentalism, and plan to go to Syria to become jihadis. Deneuve is effortlessly compelling as an unflappable embodiment of tough love – and perhaps, symbolically, of enduring traditional French values.

Cast Catherine Deneuve, Kacey Mottet Klein, Oulaya Amamra, Stéphane Bak

Dir André Téchiné | 2019 | France, Germany | 103 mins| Int sales France TV Distribution


Téchiné, an affirmative if qualified humanist, gives us a hopeful ending. – Bonjour Paris


London Watermans                             Sun 3 Nov 14:00

Glasgow Film Theatre                          Fri 8 Nov 18:15

Chichester Cinema at New Park          Sun 24 Nov 17:45 

Stirling Macrobert Arts Centre             Mon 25 Nov 19:30 

Dundee DCA                                        Thu 28 Nov 18:00




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I Lost my Body has been withdrawn in Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.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