AWFJ Movie of the Week, Aug. 4-10: THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

Opening Aug. 8, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Lassse Hallestrom’s The Hundred-Foot Journey. Based on Richard C. Morais’ novel, the film’s a tantalizing tale of cross-cultural romance and culinary rivalry between France and India. Helen Mirren stars as a Michelin-starred French chef challenged by the proprietors of a phenomenal Indian restaurant that opens nearby. Replete with luscious cinematography of haute French cuisine and exotic Indian dishes, the film is a mouthwatering treat. But, be warned: don’t go hungry! Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, July 14-20: MOOD INDIGO

Opening July 18, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo, a unique love story that incorporates fantastical, surreal elements. Gondry’s stylishly quirky fantasy world includes a piano that makes cocktails, a dining room on rollerskates and a cloud-shaped vehicle. Boris Vian’s eponymous cult novel provides the inspiration for the film, which stars Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris as lovers whose whirlwind affair is threatened when a flower begins to grow in her lungs. It’s the kind of twist that fits perfectly well with Gondry’s inventive imagination. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, June 23-29: YVES SAINT LAURENT

Opening June 25, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Yves Saint Laurent, French director Jalil Lespert’s richly evocative period piece that provides an intimate glimpse at the life and career of the legendary fashion designer and purveyor of luxury goods. Pierre Niney stars as Saint Laurent, with Guillaume Gallienne as his life-long partner, Pierre Bergé. Replete with drama, it’s a fascinating tour of the world of fashion. Read on…

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