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This Coming Weekend in Aix

        • New Photo Exhibition at Musée Granet
        • Cinema Promotion
        • Enormous Sale of English books

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The new show at the Carrieres de Lumieres at Les Baux de Provence, Van Gogh La Nuit Etoilée, starts today, and it looks wonderful. (more…)

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‘Yorgos Lanthimos’s tragicomedy set in the court of Queen Anne boasts daring performances from its three female stars and lashings of lust, intrigue and deceit’….Mark Kermode in the Guardian.  The film has 10 Oscar nominations and Olivia Colman has already bagged a Golden Globe for her turn as the monarch. (more…)

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…which ends tomorrow at 11:30.   I have only just caught up with this film which I found to be amusing, intriguing, moving in equal measures.  Holy Lands tells the story of an Ashkenazi Jewish American cardiologist who leaves everything behind to become a pig farmer in Israel. (more…)

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telling the story of his incredible life, from devastatingly sad family circumstances in England to his discovery of music which was to be his lifeline.  Black R&B musicians like BB King, Chuck Berry and Howling Wolf were the first to inspire him, and interestingly, their popularity among young British bands helped them gain worldwide acceptance and success. (more…)

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Aix Cinema: Colette

Perhaps you saw ‘Une Femme d’Exception’ last week which told the story of the discrimination suffered by Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the hands of the very male American legal establishment?  Now at the Mazarin cinema comes the dramatisation of the injustice meted out to young writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, this time by her husband Willy. (more…)

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Something happier to report…..

the annual Telerama Film Festival has just begun at the Renoir and Mazarin cinemas.  Films that have been chosen as the best during 2018 are showing throughout the week 16-22 January.  Hopefully something on the list for everyone to enjoy.  http://www.lescinemasaixois.com/films/festival-telerama

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