5:00 PM, 3rd February, 2024
French entrepreneur Jeanne (Blanche Gardin) was once poised to save the world with her invention that promised to extract microplastics from our oceans. But after it misfires and sinks – and Jeanne becomes a viral sensation for desperately diving fully clothed into the water to save her life’s work – she has fallen into a deep, humiliating depression. Having put all of her money into the project, Jeanne’s only hope of avoiding bankruptcy is to sell the apartment in Lisbon that she has just inherited from her late mother.
At the airport, she runs into a peculiar former schoolmate named Jean (Laurent Lafitte). As luck would have it, Jean appears to understand her mental state more than anyone else, and Jeanne finds herself coming to terms with her failures thanks to their unexpected friendship. A charmingly weird and quirky French comedy featuring the best hand-drawn cartoon internal monologue you’ll see all year.
7:30 PM, 3rd February, 2024
In the mid-2000s, Oliver (Barry Keoghan) is a scholarship student at Oxford University who is struggling to make friends until he is unexpectedly drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi). When this friendship snags Oliver a coveted invite to Felix’s titular family estate for the summer, he finds himself increasingly infatuated with his new friend, setting in motion a series of tragic events as Oliver decides to entwine himself in the affairs of the Catton family.
Emerald Fennell returns to the writer-director’s chair after her Oscar-winning Promising Young Woman with yet another evocative, darkly funny and genre-defying effort. The film’s bold twists and turns are elevated by a talented cast, including Rosamund Pike and Richard E. Grant as Felix’s parents, and perennial supporting scene-stealer Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin) in a long-overdue lead role.