France, 2022, 94 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Pierre Pinaud, Not Rated, French with English subtitles, Music Box Films
“A movie that recognizes the true art and creativity of those who create the noble flower in all its glory.” —Sydney Morning Herald
“A tender dramedy about apprenticeship, striving for excellence, and the passing down of savoir-faire.” —COLCOA
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Artisanal horticulturalist Eve Vernet (Catherine Frot) honors her father’s legacy by continuing the family business, breeding and growing unique roses that compete in showcases all over France. But Eve’s approach struggles to compete with the mass market production from her corporate rivals. With the business facing imminent bankruptcy or liquidation, Eve’s trusted secretary, Vera, makes a last-ditch effort to turn things around by hiring three new employees from a prison rehabilitation program behind Eve’s back. Fred, Samir, and Nadège are misunderstood outcasts with fresh ideas, strong work ethics, and absolutely no gardening skills. In a desperate attempt to save the business, the new team comes up with a perilous plan, and Eve unexpectedly discovers new parts of life that are worth nurturing in this colorful and touching comedy about growing new creations in mature soil.
Tickets to these screenings are $12.75 and under. Cinema members pay only $8.