***This special closing gala presentation of C'est La Vie features a pre-screen champagne reception by Moët & Chandon.***
Six years ago, director/writing duo Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano saw their comedy/drama The Untouchables become a French domestic smash hit and an international success. The funny, irreverent and charming story of friendship and trust struck a chord with audiences, making it one of France’s biggest ever box-office hits and drawing a wide international audience.
They return with C’est La Vie, bringing more merriment and an ensemble cast. A cranky French caterer and planner must create a perfect wedding day for his demanding clients - but to do so he must work with some of the most inept staff any venue has ever had the misfortune of hiring, and keep the egotistical wedding singer on side. Working his final wedding event, Max just wants to get through the evening without any hitches, but what emerges is a cleverly plotted and assembled comedy of errors. It’s a boisterous romp of a film, set in a beautiful 17th century French chateau, that is the ultimate in escapist cinema.
A broad French comedy directed by deft wit and humour, beautifully acted by the entire cast - a film which will send you out of the cinema with a smile on your face.Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director
Nominated for Best European Film at the 2018 Goya Awards