In the heart of the Noosa Junction, world cinema films will be screened in the largest cinemas at the Event Cinemas multiplex. Come join us for a night of French Cinema at the Australian Premiere of MARIE AND THE MISFITS.
MARIE AND THE MISFITS
Comedy/Romance | 104 mins (subtitled) | Australian premiere
Directed by Sebastien Betbeder
In this off-beat drama, director Sebastian Betbeder has constructed a quirky and at times bittersweet love triangle involving alluring Marie (rising Gallic star Vimala Pons) who lacks self-confidence, and her two misfits: long-term boyfriend Antoine (Eric Cantona) a fleetingly successful, but now melancholic novelist, from whom she has recently separated, and Simeon (Pierre Rochefort) a good natured but jobless journalist who also falls under Marie's spell after finding her wallet in the street.
We first encounter each of the protagonists in tableaux and their separate stories advance until their personal trajectories carry them a point where their lives collide with the inevitable collateral confusion. Soon their individual quests become woven together into an intriguing story, with extra idiosyncratic behaviour mixed in for good measure thanks to Simeon’s somnambulist roommate, Oscar.
Marie and her Misfits play cat and mouse until they all wind up on the tiny Ile de Groix, where a loaded gun and a freaky old pop star (Andre Wilms) add even more zaniness to the mix.
No refunds or exchanges so please choose carefully. Films are restricted to persons 15 years of age and over. Films may contain adult themes, sexual references, coarse language and violence. Program is subject to change without notice. Festival T&Cs apply (niff.com.au).