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Les Ogres (2015)

drama, world | NR | 2hr 22min

Opening at GFC: 04/12/2017

Only at GFC

Upcoming Showtimes:
April 12th 2017

April 15th 2017

Synopsis:

In Léa Fehner’s exuberant second feature LES OGRES, a struggling traveling theater company overcomes a painful past, unruly performers, and an invasion of bovines to keep performing in the fields and vacant lots of southwest France. After an acrobat breaks her leg under the big top, director François calls in his former mistress Lola to replace her in the troupe’s cabaret version of Chekov’s short plays and stories, setting off a long-brewing crisis with his wife and fellow performer Marion. Meanwhile mercurial actor Deloyal goes into a tailspin when the news that he is expecting a baby with the young actress Mona reminds him of the death of his teenage son. While his hilarious antics cost the troupe several performances and lead to a brush with the law, the company soldiers on, however turbulently, bound together by a family spirit formed on the stage. Based on the director’s own childhood and starring her father, mother, and sister along with movie greats Marc Barbé and Adèle Haenel, LES OGRES joins the canon of films about theater by combining a painfully intimate, authentic story with a joyful, ebullient sense of spectacle.

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