A quick reminder that the French director Christophe Honoré will be joining us from France along with David Gerstner from New York to talk about On a Magical Night. Our very own Vice President, Dan Humphrey, set this up and I am asking that you support us by being present at our meeting.
Throughout the pandemic the QFS has been able to facilitate some great conversations and this will certainly be one of them. The tone of these conversations are of a relaxed chat about film and we would love to see you there.
Honoré (award winning writer-director of Ma Mère, Dans Paris and Sorry Angel) will discuss his most recent film, acclaimed as “one hell of a fantasy” (IndieWire), and “the first great romantic comedy of 2020” (Criterion Cast)
Honoré will join in conversation with David A. Gerstner, film scholar and co-author of Christophé Honore: An Introduction. A Q&A will follow with attendees.
On a Magical Night: In this playful new film from writer-director Christophe Honoré, we meet Maria (Chiara Mastroianni)*, a woman with a wandering eye. After a heated argument with her husband of 20 years, she spends the night in room 212 of the hotel across the street from their home. There, she has a bird’s eye view of her apartment, her husband, and her marriage. In this comic romp, she confronts her past lovers and relationships on one magical night, fantasizing about the lives she could’ve lived and wondering if she’s made the right decisions.
*Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB-guPG0X2w
To watch the film in advance from the comfort of your home, please use the Queen’s Film Society’s link for the film at: www.thequeensfilmsociety.org
Our online Zoom chat takes place Saturday, June 20, at noon (Central Daylight Time)/1PM (Eastern Daylight Time)/10AM Pacific Daylight Time). Join Zoom Meeting at via this link:
Or via the Zoom App:
Meeting ID: 979 8937 5330
For more information, contact Texas A&M’s Film Studies Program at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful day,
The Queen's Film Society President