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Saturday, May 6, 2017


On May 10, Alliance Française of Durban’s CIné Club is to present Le goût des autres/The taste of the others. Entrance is free.

"An engaging, low-key and garrulous French movie which is seductively indirect in the way it brings in its various characters and narrative strands." - The Guardian

The film has received a César Award for Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Writing in 2001. Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.

Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns an industrial steel barrel plant in Rouen; Bruno is his flute-playing driver, Franck is his temporary bodyguard while he negotiates a contract with Iranians, his wife Angélique does frou-frou interior decorating and loves her dog. The conventional Castella hires a 40-year-old actress, Clara, to tutor him in English, and he finds her and her Bohemian lifestyle fascinating.

Is this love? What would she say if he declared himself? Through Bruno, Franck meets Manie, a barmaid who deals hash. They begin an affair. Are they in love? They joke about marriage. As the women hold back, the men must make decisions.

Le goût des autres/The taste of the others will be shown on May 10 at 17h30 for 18h00 at the Alliance Française of Durban’s CIné Club. Directed by Agnès Jaoui, it is a French version with English subtitles and lasts 108mins.

Food and refreshments available at Cash Bar (Fusion French Café) Entrance is free.

Alliance Française de Durban is situated at 22 Sutton Crescent (off Windermere Road) in Morningside. For more information contact 031 312 9582 or fax 031 312 2864 or email: