As part of the Strasbourg So British promotion, which I previously wrote about here and here, this evening I am going to see the film “Mrs Henderson Presents” at the Odysée cinema gratuit, free, nichts, for nothing. Not bad eh?
It is part of a retrospective season of Stephen Frears films which includes; Chéri, The Queen, Mrs Henderson Presents, Mary Reilly, Prick Up Your Ears, Dangerous Liaisons, The Hit and Tamara Drewe. We are getting to see tonights showing free courtesy of the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom Delegation to the Council of Europe. It is the first time in four and a half years living here that I have had any contact with the local representatives of the British government.
Earlier this month there was a season of films by David Lean at the Star cinema and there will be a season of Ken Loach films at the Odysée in April and May. I leave this post here in order to properly follow the events with the England cricket team in the desert.
UPSATE: Here is a photo from before the film started where the two hosts for the evening, the manager of the cinema and the UK Representative, are introducing the film. There was a good audience and the people I talked to enjoyed the film. It was good to sit in an old fashioned theatre style cinema, it has been in use as such since 1913.