Notre Dame

By Valérie Donzelli (Comedy | 2019 | 88 mins | CERT. 15)


Tues. 10 May 2022 - from 6pm to 8pm



“A crackling and offbeat comedy that transforms sadness into shared joy”. Cineuropa

Part of "Breaking the Celluloid Ceiling: Woman in European Cinema" organised in partnership with Manchester's Instituto Cervantes and Società Dante Alighieri. 

Maud Crayon (Valérie Donzelli), a single mother and struggling architect, wins a competition to redesign the esplanade in front of Notre-Dame. What should be a career-defining opportunity, however, only brings more drama when the project becomes a media scandal. Juggling professional challenges with the complications presented by her ex-fiancé, Bacchus (Pierre Deladonchamps), Maud’s quest to find a sense of balance is easier said than done. Shot just before the shocking fire at Notre-Dame, this light-hearted comedy is also a love letter to both Paris and one of its most famous landmarks.

In French with English subtitles - Free - Open to all

PLEASE NOTE: the screening will take place at the Instituto Cervantes (326-330 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4FN). 

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