From the Land of the Moon

Aug 18 to Aug 24
Friday to Sunday 5:30pm / Monday to Thursday 1pm

Nicole Garcia - 2017 - 116m - France/Belgium/Canada - In French, German & Spanish with English subtitles - No Matinees

Based on the international best-selling novel and starring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard, From the Land of the Moon is the story of a free-spirited woman fighting for passionate dreams of true love against all odds. Gabrielle (Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France at a a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to José (Àlex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite José’s devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post World War II society until the day she is sent away to a hospital in the Alps to heal  her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams?

“A surprisingly intriguing and affecting movie.” - Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“Sincere performances and beautiful photography save the film from descending into cheap romantic fiction and eventually you discover there is more going on than first meets the eye.” - Allan Hunter, Daily Express (UK)

“This smoothly told tale is more of a character study than a romance, yet should still draw fans of romance fiction who will particularly appreciate Louis Garrel in the role of the dashing lieutenant Andre Sauvage.” - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

“An intense, profound and intimate character study that takes a candid exploration into the fragile mind of our protagonist.” - Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys

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