MOVIE OF THE WEEK April 1, 2022: THE ROSE MAKER

This is a movie about renewal, the power of gentle cultivation, and finding strength in unexpected places. The cast is appealing, with Catherine Frot and Manel Omerta outstanding as Eve and Fred, who find in one another something that each has been missing — she, someone who appreciates her work and legacy, and he a parental figure who cares about him and his future. Nothing gets too thorny in this world of sun-kissed blooms, but if you’re looking for something sweet to brighten your day, The Rose Maker is a lovely “pick.”

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THE ROSE MAKER – Review by Jennifer Merin

The Rose Maker is a charming femme-centric French dramedy about Mme Eve Vernet (Catherine Frot), a middle-aged rose cultivator who has inherited her multi-generational family business, a beautiful flower nursery not far from Paris, and is now trying to save the place — her home since childhood — from bankruptcy

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK July 14-21: THE MIDWIFE

motw logo 1-35Two women, one old wound, and a whole lot of wine. Boiled down to its essential ingredients, Martin Provost’s new film The Midwife is diverting enough, filled with small pleasures, and sometimes that is enough. Continue reading…

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