The FRENCH CINE-CLUB invites you to join us on Friday April 26 at 7:00 pm, at Emerson School, 2800 W. Bayshore, Palo Alto.
INTOUCHABLES (2011) by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache with François Cluzet and Omar Sy. Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globe. Best Actor Cesar Award for Omar Sy. This comedy is based on the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo (author of the best-selling book, “You Changed My Life”).
An ex-con from the projects is hired to take care of an eccentric French aristocrat, His new job becomes an unpredictable adventure. Speeding a Maserati through Paris, paragliding over the Alps are just the beginning as the two men forge an improbable friendship and a unique relationship. The humorous world of up-per-class Parisian society is turned upside-down as this unlikely duo overcomes adversity. They shatter preconceptions of love, life and each other as they exchange their taste for modern art, music and poetry. This entertaining film is a social metaphor of a mutual healing experience filled with humanistic values and good laughs.
The bilingual introduction will be led by Hélène Laroche Davis, Professor of Film Studies.
A Food, Wine, Networking and French Songs with Karima Bouaziz for starters!