Rating: M
Length: 95 mins
Noémie Lvovsky, Kyan Khojandi, Alice Isaaz

The biggest hit in the 27-year history of the Alliance Française French Film Festival, Julien Rappeneau’s enchanting directorial debut ROSALIE BLUM is a warm, witty and impeccably performed comedy about a random encounter that has unexpected and life-changing consequences.

Thirty-something Vincent Machot 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. Intrigued by this mysterious woman, he begins a search to uncover the truth behind their connection…

“We’ve come to expect a French feelgood movie for Christmas every year. This time, it’s Rosalie Blum, a wistful comedy cleverly built on a chain of happy coincidences. Well, they eventually turn out to be happy. Watching them gradually reveal their nature to the benefit of all players is one of the film’s major pleasures…. It’s funny, it’s melancholy and it’s sometimes both at once.” 4 1/2 STARS! SMH.

“The sweetest most delightful film you will see this year” ABC RADIO.

Language: French with English subtitles