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 presented Julien Rappeneau’s enchanting directorial debut ROSALIE BLUM at 6.30pm on Thursday 8 December, ahead of its official Boxing Day cinema release.

Earlier this year the film charmed audiences at the Alliance Française French Film Festival, where it went on to became the best-attended film in the event’s 27-year history!

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

The Australian Premiere season of ROSALIE BLUM commences Boxing Day, 26 December 2016.