26th October 2018
François Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a rubber factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing to happen: he spreads the rumor that he's gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François Pignon's life -and other people's too- is drastic
This a sharp and funny French comedy, subtitled.
Grow Your Own
In the noble spirit of Ealing Studios in their 1940s and 50s heyday, this apparently gentle comedy about a year in the life of a Liverpool allotment also has a serious side.
Town residents are outraged when a refugee family is given space on their allotments to help rehabilitate a traumatised father - but both groups unite in a common cause when a mobile phone company plans to build a mast in the area. With its mix of broad humour, keen social comment and moments of truly affecting emotion, there's clearly a message here about the state of race relations in Britain today.
Comedy drama, starring Benedict Wong, Philip Jackson, Omid Djalili and Olivia Colman.