French film night in Woodhouse Eaves – Les Choristes (“The Chorus”)

30/10/2018 - French film night in Woodhouse Eaves – Les Choristes (“The Chorus”)

After the success of our first French film night in Woodhouse Eaves last July, we are now ready to launch a whole new program for this new school year.
It will start on October 30th with the film “Les Choristes” (2004 – Directed by Christophe Barratier)

A great story with a great list of renowned French actors, we hope you will enjoy this relaxed evening.

The movie will be shown in French with English subtitles. We will have a chatty social time after the movie, in French or English, up to you, around some refreshments and nibbles.

This evening is open to all public (not only Language for Fun learners). Tickets will be sold £8 prior to the event and at the door, watch this space for the coming link to ticket sale.

 

The plot involves the widely successful orchestra conductor Pierre Morhange (Jacques Perrin), who returns to France when his mother dies. He reminisces about his childhood inspirations when he and his former classmate Pépinot (Didier Flamand) read the diary of their old music teacher Clément Mathieu (Gérard Jugnot). In 1949, a young Morhange is the badly behaved son of single mother Violette (Marie Bunel). He attends the boarding institution for “difficult” boys, Fond de L’Étang (“Bottom of the Pond”), presided over by strict headmaster Monsieur Rachin (François Berléand). New teacher Clement Mathieu brightens up the school and assembles a choir, leading to the discovery of Morhange’s musical and physical talents and a transformation in the children.

At the 77th Academy Awards, The Chorus was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Song (the latter for “Vois sur ton chemin”, listed as “Look to Your Path”).