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Maleny Film Society Presents – French Exit
May 8 @ 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Matinee – Doors Open 2:30 pm for tea/coffee, slices
Movie Starts at 3:00 pm
Evening – Doors Open 6 pm
Movie starts at 7:00 pm
Licensed cash bar, tea/coffee, slices
Bring your own nibbles, meal or restaurant takeaway (Tables provided)
Michelle Pfeiffer gives an outstanding performance in this quirky tale of a rich Manhattan widow running out of money and escaping to Paris with her twenty-something son to enjoy the last of her funds before meeting death. Her plan, she says, was ‘to die before the money ran out’. Frances is distinctly weird – she sharpens knives in the dark for the sound it makes, she believes her cat carries her husband’s soul, she torches a flower arrangement in a café because she doesn’t like the waiter’s attitude. But Pfeiffer manages to rise above caricature and plays this complex and not entirely likeable character to perfection. A touch of the supernatural permeates this bittersweet droll comedy, with a screenplay by Patrick de Witt based on his novel of the same name.