The Secret of the Grain

Poster for The Secret of the Grain

Spring 2009 Edge series

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 4:00pm
Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Abdel Kechiche

Screenplay by Abdel Kechiche

Starring Olivier Loustau,Sabrina Ouazani, Mohamed Benabdeslem, Habib Boufares

Rated NR · 2h 31m
French, Arabic and Russian

In the port of Sète, France, Slimane Beiji, a tired sixty-year-old Tunisian immigrant, drags himself towards a shipyard job that has become more and more difficult as the years go by. He is a divorced father who forces himself to stay close to his family despite the schisms and tensions that make financial difficulties even more intense. He wants to escape from it all and set up his own restaurant, an unreachable dream given his meagre, irregular salary. But he can still dream and it comes to symbolise the means to a better life.

“…beautifully filmed…with exactly the right ingredients” — The Guardian