Film Screening 8th October, 2022

Poster for The Kitchen Brigade (La brigade)

The Kitchen Brigade (La brigade) 

5:00 PM, 8th October, 2022

  • M
  • 97 mins
  • 2022
  • Louis-Julien Petit
  • Audrey Lamy, François Cluzet, Chantal Neuwirth, Fatou Kaba

Cathy (Audrey Lamy) is a headstrong 40-year-old French sous-chef who finally gets to fulfill her lifelong dream of opening her own high-end gastronomic restaurant. Unfortunately for her, however, things do not go anywhere near according to plan.

Facing serious financial difficulties, Cathy reluctantly takes a job working in the cafeteria of a shelter for young migrants, run by Lorenzo (François Cluzet). Though she hates the new job at first, Cathy’s remarkable skill and passion for cuisine soon begin to change the lives of the children. And, as it turns out, they also have a lot to teach her.

There’s much to love in this feel-good French film: delectable food, clever humour, social commentary, and above all, a tribute to young migrants with a tormented past and uncertain future – as well as those who help them along the way.

Poster for The Forgiven

The Forgiven 

7:30 PM, 8th October, 2022

  • MA
  • 117 mins
  • 2021
  • John Michael McDonagh
  • Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Matt Smith, Caleb Landry Jones

In the Moroccan mountains to attend an old friend’s lavish weekend party, unhappily married Londoners David (Ralph Fiennes) and Jo (Jessica Chastain) spend the car ride drunkenly arguing with one another – until they accidentally hit and kill a local teenage boy. Putting his body in the backseat, they continue on to the grand villa where the debauched party is raging. There, they attempt to cover up the incident by colluding with the local police – who are all too happy to be paid off – but matters are complicated when the boy’s father arrives to claim his body.

Adapting Lawrence Osborne’s acclaimed novel, writer-director John Michael McDonagh (Calvary, The Guard) is back to his penchant of depicting nasty people. And Fiennes and Chastain, both on fire here, more than fit the bill as the unhappy couple who must come to terms with the consequences of their actions, in this undeniably compelling clash of cultures.