Director: Claude Berri
In a rural French village old Cesar and his nephew cast their covetous eyes on an adjoining vacant property. They need its spring water for growing their flowers, so are dismayed to hear that a new tenant is moving in. They block up the spring and watch as their new neighbour, Jean Cadoret, tries to keep his crops watered from wells far afield through the hot summer. Though they see his desperate efforts are breaking his health and his wife and daughter’s hearts they think only of monopolising the spring.
1986 (PG) – colour 120mins (comedy/drama)
César Awards, France 2018: nominated Best Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay
Lumiere 2018: nominated Best Film
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Ticketing information: As part of the restrictions currently in place at The Coach House Theatre, designed to minimise any potential spread of the Covid virus, only numbered seating will be available. Seats may be booked through Malvern Theatres Box Office up until 6 p.m. on the day before each film. Unsold seats (if there are any) can also be purchased on the day of the film at the door. The MFFC will try to let those on the mailing list know in advance if any film is fully booked. This will also be shown on the ‘Film Programme’ page.
Tickets booked via Malvern Theatres “for collection” will be available on the door at The Coach House. (Please note that Malvern Theatres’ terms and conditions with regard to returns or refunds apply
For at least the first few films, masks must be worn inside the auditorium. Chatting / socialising can only happen in the courtyard. Other regulations may also be in place.
All films in the Malvern French Film Centre 2021/22 Season are shown with English subtitles.