On Thursday 9th January Portsmouth Film Society will begin their Winter Season with the screening of ‘Populaire’ in The University of Portsmouth’s Eldon Building cinema theatre with hit French Rom Com.
Populaire tells 1950s set story of 21-year-old Rose Pamphyle who lives in Rural France with her father who runs the village store and is engaged to the son of the local mechanic. She seems destined for the quiet, drudgery-filled life of a housewife. When she travels to Lisieux in Normandy, where charismatic insurance agency boss Louis Echard is advertising for a secretary, Rose reveals a special gift – she can type at extraordinary speed. Unwittingly, the young woman awakens the dormant sports fan in Louis. If she wants the job she’ll have to compete in a speed typing competition. Louis declares himself her trainer. He’ll turn her into the fastest girl not only in the country, but in the world! But a love of sport doesn’t always mix well with love itself.
All members of the local community and further afield are welcome to join and concessions will be available for students and OAPs. Audience will be able to engage with the exhibitions on display and enjoy the downstairs café facilities where they can meet and discuss the films on offer.
The showing starts at 8pm, you can find out more information on the PFS website www.portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.