Naked Normandy (Normandie nue)



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sat, Jul 13, 2019 5:10 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Tue, Jul 16, 2019 5:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Program:Lumières Françaises
Comedy Drama
Release Year:2018
Runtime:105 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:SND Films / The Festival Agency
Director:Philippe Le Guay
Producer:Anne-Dominique Toussaint
Cinematographer:Jean-Claude Larrieu
Screenwriter:Olivier Dazat
Philippe Le Guay
Editor:Monica Coleman
Composer:Bruno Coulais
Principal Cast:François Cluzet
François-Xavier Demaison
Arthur Dupont
Grégory Gadebois
Philippe Rebbot
Toby Jones
Filmography:The Women on the 6th Floor (2010)
Bicycling with Molière (2013)


Original Title: Normandie nue

The eagerly-awaited new comedy from Philippe Le Guay, director of The Women On The 6th Floor, Naked Normandy is a warm and wise tale of a proud farming community who must put their grievances aside in order to save their village.

The charming town of Mêle-sur-Sarthe, Normandy, is in crisis. Dairy and livestock prices have plummeted due to a flood of imports, and farmers are threatened with foreclosure. Mayor Georges Balbuzard (the irrepressible François Cluzet, beloved from The Intouchables and The Country Doctor) does his best to fight and raise awareness of their plight, but the situation isn’t deemed newsworthy for national media.

Things seem hopeless… until the day famous American photographer Newman (Toby Jones) passes through the village, inadvertently discovering the perfect backdrop for his next shoot. Balbuzard sees a rare opportunity, and sets about convincing the townsfolk – the farmers, the butcher, the pharmacist, some 200 in all – to participate. But, there’s a catch…

Boasting superb performances and conveying a rich sense of place, Le Guay’s wonderful ensemble delivers a memorable portrait of community, resilience and fraternité, and a hugely enjoyable experience for film-lovers of all shapes and sizes.


Lumiéres Françaises highlights an exciting new generation of rising French-language talent on both sides of the camera, from rebellious comedies to exquisite dramas and vivid documentaries.