C’est La Vie

C’est la Vie (15)

Max is a wedding planner but after 30 years of confetti and cake, he has one last wedding to get through at a 17th-century chateau. During the course of the big day, he has to deal with a volatile, often foul-mouthed assistant, missing staff, rebellious waiters, a demanding, egocentric groom, iffy electrical system, substitute DJ, and a whole lot more. Added to the mix, Max is separated from his wife, his grumpy brother-in-law is one of his waiters and has a history with the bride, Max’s girlfriend, and also his assistant, keeps flirting with one of the waiters and it’s Max’s birthday. What could possibly go right?

From the directors of the wonderful Untouchable, this sparkling French comedy won the audience prize for best film at the recent Cinema for All Film Society of the Year awards so we’re delighted to share this as ourfirst film of 2020.

Friday, January 10th 2020
Doors open at 7pm
Film starts at 7.30pm
Director: Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano

French with English subtitles
Year: 2017
Certificate: 15
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes   Buy Tickets here.

And the critics say…

“Few films this year will provide as much sheer joy as this bubbly, charming and relentlessly hilarious jog around an arena we’re all familiar with.” Hilary White,  Sunday Independent

“An uproariously contemporary riff on Robert Altman’s underrated classic A Wedding […] focusing almost exclusively on [the] wedding planner and his eccentric crew.” Jared Mobarak,  The Film Stage

“Co-directors and screenwriters Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache (Untouchables) pull another magical trick out of the hat with a ruthlessly-plotted breeze of ensemble good humour, C’est La Vie!.” Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International