THE ROSE MAKER - Sunday Schmooze

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Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Sun, Sep 11 10:00 AM


Sunday Schmooze

Brunch, Film, and Discussion hosted by Fred Craden


Sunday, September 11th

Bagels at 10 AM | Film at 11 AM

Members $12 | Public $17

Gifted and eccentric horticulturalist Eve Vernet (Catherine Frot) honors her father’s legacy by continuing the family business, breeding exquisite roses that compete in showcases all over France. But her stubbornly artisanal approach struggles to compete with the mass market production from her corporate rivals. Facing imminent bankruptcy, Eve’s trusted assistant Vera (Olivia Côte,) makes a last-ditch effort to turn things around by secretly hiring three new employees from a prison rehabilitation program. Fred (Melan Omerta), Samir (Fatsah Bouyahmed), and Nadège (Marie Petiot), are misunderstood outcasts with fresh ideas, strong work ethics, and absolutely no gardening skills. After resisting the newcomers’ presence, Eve warms up to their idiosyncrasies, and, banding together, the team comes up with a zany and risky plan to try and save the business (2022, 94 min., France, NR, French with English subtitles | Dir. Pierre Pinaud)

“A film that wears its emotions lightly but generously, like dew on a blush-colored petal.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

 “It’s a relaxed film, one that allows the audience to sit back and, if not smell the roses, then at least appreciate them.” – Teo Bugbee, NY Times

Still from THE ROSE MAKER (2020)

Film poster for THE ROSE MAKER (2020)