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March 21, 2015 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am


Paul is a sweet man-child, raised – and smothered – by his two eccentric aunts in Paris since the death of his parents when he was a toddler. Now thirty-three, he still does not speak. He does express himself through colorful suits that would challenge any Wes Anderson character in nerd chic. Paul’s aunts have only one dream for him: to win piano competitions. Although Paul practices dutifully, he remains unfulfilled until he submits to the interventions of his upstairs neighbor. Suitably named after the novelist, Madame Proust offers Paul a concoction that unlocks repressed memories from his childhood and awakens the most delightful of fantasies.  … – Written by Jiilo_Kim


Writer|Director: Sylvain Chomet
Running time: 106 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Language: French w|English Subtitles
Distributor: Pathé
Rating: N | R
Starring: Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont

FESTIVALS: Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême, France; Toronto International Film Festival, Canada; Festival du Film Français d’Helvétie de Bienne, Switzerland; Amsterdam Film Week, Netherlands; Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong; Bangkok International Film Festival, Thailand; CPH PIX, Denmark; USA: French Film Festival, Richmond, VA; Seattle International Film Festival, WA; Newport Beach International Film Festival, CA

AWARDS: Beijing Film Festival, Tiantian Award, Best Actor; Newport Beach Film Festival, Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking – Editing

“A live-action feature about memories that beautifully evokes films and songs from the past.” -Boyd Van Hoeij, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“It’s impossible not to be charmed by the off-kilter comedy, and by Chomet’s penchant for slyly juxtaposing a highly stylized real world with an even more stylized imaginary world.” -Brendan Kelly, MONTREAL GAZETTE

Trailer: http://mvfilmsociety.com/2014/08/mviff-attila-marcel/


March 21, 2015
9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States


Desert Film Society