Virtual CinéSalon
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Le Sens de la fête

Tuesday, April 20–Monday, April 26, 2021
Available on Eventive

Dir. Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, 2017, 117 min
With Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Eye Haidara
In French and Tamil with English subtitles

Max (Bacri), a wedding planner/caterer, must pull off a magnificent wedding in a 17th-century French château as the celebration and his personal life descend into chaos. He has hired his brigade of waiters, cooks, and dishwashers, advised the couple on a photographer, booked an orchestra, and arranged the decorations. All the ingredients have been brought together to ensure a grand success. But soon Max is dealing with missing staff, a former admirer of the bride, a demanding groom, a malfunctioning electrical system, a substitute DJ, and that’s not all. It’s also Max’s birthday, he’s recently separated from his wife, and his mistress is threatening to leave him. Hijinks ensue as Max and the staff scramble to keep the party going.

“This is an expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp.” – Hollywood Reporter

“It is a story of solidarity, overflowing with tenderness and humanity.” – Le Parisien