Notre Dame

Notre Dame (N/C 15+)

Dir Valérie Donzelli

This light-hearted tale follows an architect in disarray as she works on redesigning the cathedral which was granted unexpected relevance when the beloved Paris icon was devastated by fire in April 2019, just as the director was finalising the project. Valérie Donzelli directs and stars as Maud Crayon, a single mother and struggling architect who wins a competition to redesign the esplanade in front of Notre Dame. What should be a career-defining opportunity, however, only brings more drama when the project becomes a media scandal. Juggling professional challenges with the complications presented by her ex-fiancé, Bacchus (Pierre Deladonchamps), Maud’s quest to find a sense of balance is easier said than done. This is also a love letter to both Paris and one of its most famous landmarks.


Cast Valérie Donzelli, Pierre Deladonchamps, Thomas Scimeca, Bouli Lanners, Virginie Ledoyen, Isabelle Candelier
Director Valérie Donzelli | 2020 | France | 88 mins | Int sales MK2 Films / Print IFcinéma


“Transforms sadness into shared joy.”

– Cineuropa –


FILM SHOWING

 

Inverness Eden Court Thu 3 Dec (14:00) & (19:30)
Gloucester Guildhall Sat 5 Dec (16:00) & Sat 12 Dec (19:30)
Richmond – The Station Cinema Sun 6 Dec (17:00) & Wed 16 Dec (14:00)
Chichester Cinema at New Park Mon 11 Jan & Tue 12 Jan 2020 (check cinema website for times)

 

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