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Jean de Florette

Monday 25 7.45pmMarch


Ryde Film Club

Ryde Methodist Church
Garfield Road

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Jean de Florette


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Ryde Film Club is pleased to announce that Jean de Florette will be the first screening at its new venue: Ryde Academy, Pell Lane. Raked seating in the school theatre and superb sound and projection facilities make this a great place to see films. Added to which there is ample free car parking, including designated disabled parking close to the entrance, all on the same level.

Directed by Claude Berri, Jean de Florette was released in 1986. It features Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, and Daniel Auteuil. Daniel Auteuil was awarded a César for Best Actor in 1987. Running time: 116 minutes. Category: PG.

Story outline: It's 1920's Provence. Depardieu's tax collector, a 'refugee' from the city, comes with his family to farm a smallholding. But two locals connive against him, wanting his land for themselves. Greed, not melodrama, drives the film forward from there on.

Image courtesy of Park Circus/Pathé.

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