Le French Ciné Club – Alliance Française de Manchester
by Bruno Podalydès
Friday 13 November 2015 15:06-16:06
£2 (members) / £3 (non-members)
Alliance française de Manchester
Granny’s Funeral , by Bruno Podalydès
Armand (played by Denis Podalydès), who works in a pharmacy with his wife (Isabelle Candelier), finds himself in a state of perpetual indecision, unable to leave his wife or to run away with his mistress (Valérie Lemercier).
When his grandmother, Berthe, dies, he finds himself torn between further choices: whether to bury or cremate her and which funeral director to choose.
During a visit to his late grandmother’s retirement home, he reconstructs her life and discovers (through the over-laborious and strikingly uncinematic reading out of rather too many letters) how her great love was a magician called Max Kiff. And, as it happens, Armand is himself an amateur magician.