In Pau, the seventh art comes to town

In Pau, the seventh art comes to town

Once again this year, the touch of the arthouse cinema on rue Bargoin is felt when you look at the programming. Eclectic as one might wish, it gives pride of place to both genre cinema and more popular works. ” This…

Once again this year, the touch of the arthouse cinema on rue Bargoin is felt when you look at the programming. Eclectic as one might wish, it gives pride of place to both genre cinema and more popular works. “This event is part of the multitude of demonstrations that there are in town. It’s simple, there’s something to do in Pau every day”, rejoices cultural assistant Jean Lacoste, referring to “this essential that is A summer at the movies”.

An “unmissable” event

This twelfth edition kicked off on 1 July at the MJC Berlioz with a screening of the film “Antoinette dans les Cévennes”. A second meeting was also offered the next day, Saturday July 2, at the Théâtre de Verdure with “Adieu les cons”.

The next meeting will take place this Tuesday, July 5 from 10:15 p.m. at the green theater with the screening of “Nomadland” (2020). The film tells the story of Fern, an American who, after losing everything during the 2008 crisis, embarks on a road trip through the American West.

Then head to the park of the castle on July 7, still at 10:15 p.m., to discover “Indes galantes” (2020), a documentary by Philippe Béziat which tells the story of dancers seeking to enter the Opéra Bastille.

The Villa Ridgway hosts the next meeting, Saturday July 9 from 10:15 p.m. The public will be able to discover the excellent “Violet Evergarden”, a Japanese animated film which tells the story of a young girl who exercises a profession similar to that of a public writer and who one day accepts the request of a sick boy.

We’re staying at Villa Ridgway on Tuesday July 12, again from 10:15 p.m., for a screening of the film by Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern, “Erasing History”. The two well-known troublemakers in Pau for having filmed “I Feel Good” there tell us the story of three neighbors who decide to go to war against the GAFA. An entire program.

We move on to black comedy on Friday July 15, still at Villa Ridgway, with “Drunk”, a Danish film in which four friends decide to put into practice the theory of a Norwegian psychologist according to which man would have from birth a lack of alcohol in the blood. They then each try to take up this strange challenge.

A completely free event

As every year since the first edition, all screenings of A Summer at the Movies are free. They all start a little before nightfall, which is why its schedules vary between the beginning of July and the end of August. The event is broken out across several locations in the city. In case of rain, he withdraws to the Méliès cinema, where admission will always be free.

“The law of Tehran” is on the menu for the next session, Tuesday July 19 from 10 p.m., in the castle park. A thriller where an Iranian cop goes up the chain of crack dealers to the brain of this sprawling network.

The comedy is back on Tuesday July 26 at 10 p.m. at the green theater with “Kaamelot”. The public will be able to discover the film from the famous M6 series. Written and directed by Alexandre Astier, Kaamelot should be followed by two sequels which will be released in the coming years.

An evening with Summer in Pau

Special evening in partnership with l’Eté à Pau on Saturday July 30 at the open-air theater. After the concert by the group Old school funky family, the public will be able to discover the film “BlacKkKlansman”, a police comedy by Spike Lee which tells how a black man infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan.

“Tenet” by Christopher Nolan will then be on the menu on Tuesday August 2 at 9:45 p.m. at the green theater. Released in 2020, this science fiction film tells us the story of a CIA agent who infiltrates a Russian clandestine operation.

We remain on the theme of espionage on Wednesday August 10 from 9:45 p.m. at the Ridgway villa with “OSS 117 Red alert in black Africa”. Certainly we are on “espionage” with big quotes, but that should not prevent the public from writhing in laughter at the adventures of Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath.

Friday, August 12 will be an opportunity to discover “Spirit the indomitable” from 9:45 p.m. at the La Pépinière social center. This animated film tells the story of a young girl and a horse, Spirit, who together share their thirst for freedom.

Return on Wednesday August 17 to the Ridgway villa for the screening of the film “Annette” from 9:45 p.m. This film by Leos Carax tells the story of Henry, a stand-up comedian, and Ann, an internationally renowned singer. A couple whose birth of their first child, Annette, will change everything.

A (very) great classic of science fiction cinema, “Terminator 2”, will be showing at Villa Ridgway on Thursday August 18 from 9:30 p.m. The cult character played by Arnold Schwarzenegger should bring back good memories to the public.

We find an animated film on Saturday August 20 at 9:30 p.m. with the screening of “Josep”, a work that takes place in February 1939. It tells us the story of the designer Josep Bartolí, who had to flee his native Spain after the civil war.

Then meet at the Domaine de Sers on Wednesday August 24 at 9.30 p.m. with another animated film, “Calamity”, which tells the story of Martha Jane, a young girl immersed in the middle of the American 19th century and who is in charge to drive the family wagon.

The last screening of the summer will take place on Saturday August 27 at 9:30 p.m. at the Ridgway villa with “Old”, the latest film from M. Night Shyamalan. The director of “Sixth Sense” immerses us here in the tropics where the members of a family who stop for a few hours on an isolated atoll discover that their aging is drastically accelerated there and that their whole life will be reduced to this final day.

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