French movies to be shown at CGV cinemas

Writer: Cao Zhen  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-09-09

Nine French movies will be screened at CGV cinemas in Futian and Bao’an districts soon. Moviegoers can check the WeChat miniprograms “猫眼” or “淘票票” for schedules and tickets.

                                                                                                  “Les Diaboliques”

‘Les Diaboliques’ (1955)

Plot: In this classic of French suspense, the cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle (Paul Meurisse), becomes the target of a murder plot hatched by an unlikely duo — his meek wife (Vera Clouzot) and the mistress he brazenly flaunts (Simone Signoret). The women, brought together by their mutual hatred for the man, pull off the crime but become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle’s corpse mysteriously disappears.

                                                                                       “The Wages of Fear”

‘The Wages of Fear’ (1953)

Plot: In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers on the rough remote roads where the slightest jolt can result in death.

                                                                                             “Polina, Danser Sa Vie”

‘Polina, Danser Sa Vie’ (2016)

Plot: Polina (Anastasia Shevtsova), a gifted Bolshoi ballerina, studies from a French dancer who introduces her to contemporary dance and leads her to travel the world.

‘Maryline’ (2017)

Plot: Maryline (Adeline D’Hermy) doesn’t always have the best luck in life, but she certainly has a talent for acting and moves from a small town to find success in Paris. Too humble and sensitive to embrace her natural fit, she can’t help but make an impression on every artist she meets on her path.

                                                                                     “The Royal Exchange”

‘The Royal Exchange’ (2017)

Plot: The movie centers on two young princesses who are torn from their homes to improve political relations between France and Spain. In 1721, the Regent of France, wanting to seal the peace with Spain, offers to the Spanish King a marriage between their respective heirs: the French prince Louis XV, age 11, and Maria Anna Victoria, the 4-year-old Spanish princess. The Regent of France also offers to marry his daughter, Mademoiselle de Montpensier, age 12, to the Prince of Asturias, the 14-year-old heir apparent to the Spanish throne. Madrid responds enthusiastically to both proposals, and the ceremonies are promptly organized. The exchange of the princesses is to take place with great pomp on a small island, in the river bordering the two countries. Everything has been done to create a smooth transition for the children, but nothing proceeds as planned.

                                                                           “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”

‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ (2017)

Plot: Jean (Jean-Pierre Léaud), a veteran actor trapped by his past, is installed in secret in an abandoned mansion where Juliette (Pauline Etienne), the great love of his life, used to live long time ago. A group of children discover the same house, the perfect location to shoot a horror movie. Jean and the children finally become very close friends.

‘Tomorrow and Thereafter’ (2017)

Plot: Mathilde (Luce Rodriguez) is 9. Her parents have separated and she lives alone with her mother — a fragile woman on the brink of madness.

‘A Paris Education’ (2018)

Plot: Etienne (Andranic Manet) comes to Paris from Lyon to study cinema, meets many new friends and falls under the influence of the mysterious Mathias (Corentin Fila).

                                                                                          “All Hands on Deck”

‘All Hands on Deck’ (2020)

Plot: On a hot summer night in Paris, Félix meets a young woman, Alma, and falls in love. The next morning, Alma hops on a train to join her family in southern France. Félix, determined to follow his soul mate, embarks on a carpool ride with his best friend Chérif and their reluctant driver Edouard. When the car breaks down upon arrival, things turn sour: Alma doesn’t seem too pleased by this unexpected visit.

Venue 1: CGV Cinema, inside One Avenue, Futian District (福田区卓悦中心内CGV影城)

Metro: Line 1 or 10 to Gangxia Station (岗厦站), Exit B

Venue 2: CGV Cinema, inside Uniwalk, Bao’an District (宝安区壹方城内CGV影城)

Metro: Line 1 or 5 to Bao’an Center Station (宝安中心站), Exit F