ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL – THE EXTRAORDINARY

Rating: M
Length: 114 mins
Cast: VINCENT CASSEL, REDA KATEB, HÉLÈNE VINCENT, BRYAN MIALOUNDAMA, ALBAN IVANOV
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*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SESSION ON TUESDAY, MARCH 10 AT 7PM IS THE OPENING NIGHT EVENT. PRICES OF $35/$29 APPLY & INCLUDE A GLASS OF WINE + LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.

Giants of French filmmaking Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano return with another unforgettable powerhouse film, The Extraordinary, which was honoured as the Closing Night feature at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

The follow-up to the Opening Night film of AF FFF18, C’est la vie!, The Extraordinary recalls Nakache/Toledano’s 2011 blockbuster, The Intouchables, which is centred on the unexpected friendship between arich quadriplegic and a man on welfare. Once again, this creative filmmaking duo continues their heartfelt depiction of those living with disabilities.

The Extraordinary is based on the real-life figure of Stéphane Benhamou who runs an informal shelter in Paris for autistic youth who have fallen through the cracks of a system unable to care for them. As their dedicated carer, Bruno, Vincent Cassel again demonstrates his talent in an extraordinary, no-limits performance. Struggling for both staff and money, Bruno is the heart and soul of his uncertified shelter, which comes under threat when authorities start investigating it.

Despite the hard-hitting subject matter, this film gains levity through many moments of grace and humour. Profound and uplifting, The Extraordinary and its lessons about connection, dignity and equality will stay with you long after you leave the cinema.

Official Trailer