Thanks to Rialto here is your chance to win tickets to 'Conversations with my Gardener'.Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Fanny Cottençon & Alexia Barlier
A film by Jean Becker
Running Time: 110 Minutes
A successful, fifty-something Parisian artist goes back to his roots and returns to provincial France and his childhood home. He has neither the energy nor the talent to keep up the sprawling land around the house, and takes out a small ad to find some local help. Completely by chance, the first applicant - who turns out to be the right one - is an old school friend whom the PAINTER hasnt seen since he was a kid. He becomes the GARDENER.
As they spend time in each others company, the PAINTER builds up an impressionists canvas of a man who first intrigues and then amazes him by his honest and simple view of the world. The gardeners life has been punctuated by a series of unremarkable events. He enjoys modest happiness, and theres no bitterness or jealousy for the gardener. And his heroes are always ordinary people.
His value system involves one simple criteria which - consciously or otherwise - serves as a standard by which he judges people and things: common sense. Art itself, as practiced by his friend, only becomes beautiful to his eyes after hours of discreet observation. And so they enjoy a kind of belated brotherly adolescence, that encompasses their families, their experiences, carrots, pumpkins, life, death, air travel, currant bushes, tastes and colours. And by seeing everything through each others eyes, they each see the world anew.
SEASON COMMENCES 8 NOVEMBER
Cinema Nova, Classsic Elsternwick, Palace Como, Palace Brighton Bay & Rivoli
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