Agenda Municipal / Movies The Palace

Thu 20 Jun
Cineclube de Joane programme   

Casa das Artes | Small auditorium – 21h45

Admission: 4 euros | Students: 2 euros | Free for members of Cineclube de Joane | France/Italy/Poland/Switzerland, 2023 | Directed by: Roman Polanski | Cast: Oliver Masucci, Fanny Ardant, John Cleese, Mickey Rourke, Joaquim de Almeida | Rating: M/12 | Running time: 100 min

At the Palace Hotel, an extraordinary castle with a Gothic atmosphere in the Swiss Alps, the obscenely rich from all over the world converge for the New Year's Eve party in 2000. On 31 December, Hansueli, the dedicated manager, inspects the staff with almost military zeal. A horde of waiters, bellboys, chefs and receptionists prepare to fulfil the demands of the most extravagant guests. As the dawn of the new millennium approaches, the atmosphere is tense. Rumours are flying about the Millennium Bug and the financial chaos it will bring with it. Beneath the civilised surface, chaos awaits and the stories of each character give life to an absurd, black and provocative comedy. Film in the official selection of the Venice Film Festival 2023, out of competition.

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