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Three strikingly different contemporary stories from the Continent come to the Deckie this month – from a bright Spanish rom-com to Romanian tragedy and French-themed escapism featuring exquisite food.

Starting in Madrid, Paco León’s Kiki, Love to Love is a remake of the 2014 Australian film The Little Death, which was not generally well received but seems to have been revamped with more humour and a lighter hand in this sizzling Spanish version.

The film takes place over a sweltering summer and follows ve couples dealing with sexual desires and dilemmas, including a woman turned on by a mugger, a carnival worker turned on by people crying and a woman turned on by cloth... you get the picture. If it sounds like early Pedro Almodóvar, it is – in a good way.

Graduation takes us to current-day Romania, where the incremental wrongdoings of corruption seep into the lives of an ordinary middle class family.

When his beloved daughter risks failing her British university entry exams after being physically attacked – and ruining the family’s chance of leaving the country – Dr Romeo Aldea resorts to offering favours to of cials. 

Directed by Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) the fillm has been hailed as a masterpiece, with a gripping criminal twist and complex characters.

Heading west to France, prepare to accompany one kooky Canadian as she embarks on a capricious trip through the French capital in the charming and entirely unique comedy Lost in Paris.

Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style, the film brims with brilliantly timed pranks and intricately choreographed slapstick, in a fun and frenetic tale of people nding love while lost in the City of Lights. 

Lost in Paris | Sat 7 & Wed 18 Oct, 7.30pm | Fri 20 Oct, 9.30pm | Deckchair Cinema | 

Graduation | Tue 17 Oct | 7.30pm | Deckchair Cinema

Kiki, Love to Love | Thu 21 Oct | 7.30pm | Deckchair Cinema

Image: Lost in Paris


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