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Haute Cuisine – Canterbury Film Society

Where: Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Cnr Worcester Boulevard and Montreal St, Christchurch

Restrictions: R13

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

As a special addition to its advertised 2018 60th Anniversary Season programme, the Canterbury Film Society and Alliance Francaise present a screening of "Haute Cuisine" as part of FESTA 2018: A public festival of architecture, design and food in Christchurch.

Entry by koha/donation.

Haute Cuisine (2012) is a 'dramedy' directed by Christian Vincent. It’s based on the true story of Danièle Mazet-Delpeuch and her appointment as private chef to the French President François Mitterrand.

"Breezy, brisk, vigorous. These aren't words one would automatically associate with a foodie film, but they're meant as praise. Though a woman of Hortense's cool elegance would never say it, she has a heck of a ride as Mitterand's chef, and it's fun to be along for it." - Roger Ebert

PG13, 95 minutes.

For newcomers to the Canterbury Film Society, the society offers weekly screenings of top-quality arthouse, international, local, rare and classic feature films, documentaries and more. Full membership provides access to all screenings through an eight-month season in the Philip Carter Family Auditorium at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, for just over $4 per film!

CFS's regular Monday night screenings provide a friendly, welcoming atmosphere with drinks and snacks for purchase, opportunities to socialise, guest introductions, and a carefully curated programme of films that is sure to captivate, inform and inspire film buffs as well as those searching for alternatives to mainstream cinema.

The 2018 30-film season has run on Monday nights from 26 February to 15 October (except public holidays and Mondays that coincide with the NZ International Film Festival) with screenings at 7:30pm. Also diary 2pm Sunday 4 November for a final, special screening.

New members are warmly welcome. Annual membership runs for 12 months from the date of joining and is $132 for a full new member, concession membership is $122 and tertiary/secondary student membership is only $70. Alternatively, buy a three-film $30 Flexi-Pass membership that has no expiry date to use on three separate occasions – or invite two friends to come to the film of your choice. Join on the website or membership enquiries to Marina Chester (03) 9604-629.

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