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The Passengers of the Night

Directed by Mikhaël Hers
111 minutes
Unclassified 18+
Charlotte Gainsbourg shines in a warm family drama set in 1980s Paris – a time of vinyl LPs, political optimism and talkback radio. Screened in Competition, Berlinale 2022.
Election night, 1981. Socialist François Mitterrand has been declared president and there are hopeful celebrations across Paris. But it is not a happy night for Elisabeth (Gainsbourg, Melancholia), whose marriage has come to an unexpected end. She must find the means to support herself and two teenaged children. When she lucks upon a job on her favourite talkback radio show, she meets Talulah (Noée Abita, Slalom, SFF 2021), a charismatic young woman who is struggling, and invites her home. Free-spirit Talulah has a lasting impact, inspiring confidence in each of the family members.   
Gently uplifting without being schmaltzy, and moving without resorting to sentimentality.

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Sun 23 Oct
Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie
Unclassified 18+
In French with English subtitles
Mikhaël Hers
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