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The Avon Theatre and the Alliance Francaise: French Cinematheque

By The Avon Theatre

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On Thursday, October 18th at 7:30 p.m., The Avon Theatre and the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich present October’s French Cinematheque screening of THE WELL DIGGER’S DAUGHTER. Daniel Auteuil (JEAN DE FLORETTE, CACHE) wrote, directed and stars in this beautiful new film.

Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Avon & AFG Members: $6, Students & Seniors: $8, Nonmembers: $11. Call the Avon business office at 203-661-0321 or the box office at 203-967-3660, x2 for tickets.

ABOUT THE WELL DIGGER’S DAUGHTER: Twenty-five years after rising to international acclaim in Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring, Daniel Auteuil returns to the world of Marcel Pagnol for his first work as director with this celebrated remake of the 1940s classic.

Auteuil stars as the eponymous well-digger Pascale, a widower living with his six daughters in the Provence countryside at the start of World War I. His eldest, Patricia (the luminous Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), has returned home from Paris to help raise her sisters, and Pascale dreams of marrying her off to his loyal assistant Felipe (Kad Merad). But when she's impregnated by a wealthy young pilot (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who promptly abandons her for the frontlines, Pascale is left to contend with the consequences.

An exquisitely crafted, sun-drenched melodrama, set to a score by Academy Award-nominee Alexandre Desplat (The King's Speech), the film captures all the warmth and humanist spirit of Pagnol's original work.

ABOUT THE AVON: The Avon Theatre is a member-supported, non-profit cultural hub, dedicated to presenting film in its highest form, and thriving because of the support of our patrons and community. In addition to an exciting slate of new releases that are hard to find anywhere else, The Avon brings you phenomenal special events and monthly programs.

Avon Theatre Film Center
272 Bedford St
Stamford, CT 06901
Box Office: (203) 967-3660
Business Office: (203) 661-0321
Twitter: @avontheatre

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