Julien Rappeneau’s enchanting directorial debut ROSALIE BLUM is a warm, witty and impeccably performed comedy about a random encounter that has unexpected and far-reaching consequences.

Director: Julien Rappeneau
Cast: Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz, Anémone, Philippe Rebbot
Duration: 96 mins
Country of Origin: France

MCoarse language


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Rosalie Blum

“The sweetest, most delightful film you will see all year.”
Rod Quinn, ABC RADIO

“A joy! Fresh and engaging. A feel-good film which combines humour and eccentric touches with surges of genuine emotion. Light and life-affirming.”
Boyd van Hoeij, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

★★★★★
“A small jewel of tenderness, emotion and intelligence. Really clever and skillfully led from start to finish, to its great outcome, Rosalie Blum takes you in its arms in a kind of melancholy sweetness tinged with a touch of humor and emotion. Go discover this beautiful film in theatres.”
Jean-Christian Hay, GALA

★★★★★
“Poignant, original, full of surprises, Julien Rappeneau’s debut film is reminiscent of Amelie in his original way to re-enchant the everyday, finding the extraordinary in its ordinary, realistic characters. The performers are all wonderful.”
Valérie Beck, FEMME ACTUELLE

★★★★
“A feel good movie that invites happiness. Quite simply, it exudes charm and it would be crazy to miss out.”
Laurent Dijan, STUDIO CINÉ LIVE

Palace Films & the Alliance Française presented a special preview screening of Julien Rappeneau’s enchanting directorial debut ROSALIE BLUM at 6.30pm on Thursday 8 December, ahead of its official Boxing Day cinema release.

6.30pm THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER, 2016
MELBOURNE:Palace Brighton Bay, Cinema Como and Kino
SYDNEY: Palace Verona and Norton Street
BRISBANE: Palace Barracks
CANBERRA: Palace Electric
PERTH: Cinema Paradiso

About ROSALIE BLUM:
OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT SELECTION – 2016 ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER – AUDIENCE PRIZE & BEST ACTRESS – 2015 FESTIVAL DU FILM DE SARLAT

Thirty-something Vincent Machot (indelibly played by Kyan Khojandi) is a hairdresser, like his father before him. Life rotates around work, his overbearing mother who lives in the apartment upstairs, and a womanising cousin constantly trying to set him up. But one morning Vincent experiences a powerful déjà-vu when he meets the gaze of a grocery store clerk, Rosalie Blum (the fabulous Noémie Lvovsky). Intrigued by this mysterious woman, he begins a search to uncover the truth behind their connection…

To reveal more would only spoil the surprises of Rappeneau’s impeccably directed and performed tale, other than to say that a series of coincidences – both hilarious and moving – memorably brings together a group of lost souls in a manner reminiscent of Claude Berri’s wonderful Hunting and Gathering.

Indeed, with its themes of the importance of altruism, forgiveness and the value of compassion, ROSALIE BLUM delivers an ever-timely reminder of the best that French cinema has to offer. It’s a joy to watch.

Rosalie Blum

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