Aizenay: the box office is open for the first From Laughter to Tears festival

Aizenay: the box office is open for the first From Laughter to Tears festival

Ciné Aizenay President Jacques Pezard and the organizers of the first From Laughter to Tears festival. ©Journal of the Yonnais Country

The president is Jacques Pezard Cinema Aizenayassociation delegated by the town hall of Aizenay to animate Cin’Etoile, local cinema. His first festival of laughter to tears begins November 11.

Ciné Aizenay dominated the city’s cinema in 2018. Its first and only full reference year with 23,000 admissions is therefore 2019, as the health crisis distorted attendance for the following two years.

In 2022, 51 volunteers and their employee Alvina Trebuil have so far recorded a 10% lower attendance. A figure that the From Laughter to Tears festival will be able to improve.

Three days, fifteen movies

From November 11 to 13, the event will consist of screening films at reduced prices from €3.50 to €6. With five-seat season tickets for €20 and €25. Targeting all ages.

“Thanks to the partnership, we will offer breakfast before children’s films. There is even a make-up for the film Ernest and Celestine”, warn volunteers who want to “get people to go the cinema route”.

The ticket office, which opened on October 24, gives access to fifteen films: Pétaouchnok, Pom Pom, The Storm, You Won’t Have My Hate, Plancha, Women of the Square, Ninjababy, Pharaoh, the Savage and the Princess, Kingdom of the Stars, Being a Teacher, Masquerade, Christmas Challenge, Ernest and Célestine, Trip to Charabia, He’s My Man and colors of fire.

The public will be able to vote for the session that evoked the most emotion, laughter or tears. On this occasion, a jury composed of university students is called.

Videos: currently on Actu

Jérémy Banster as The Godfather

In parallel, Cinema Aizenay joins forces with the city’s toy library and media library for a stop-motion (picture-by-picture) workshop and another on sound effects, Wednesday, November 9, registration and limited places. Actor Jeremy Banstera descendant of local resistance fighter Louis Buton, is the sponsor of this first annual festival.

He is the author of a feature film clean life (2014) and starred in the soap opera such a big sun (2018-2020) before turning to making a film about his ancestor. It will meet the public on Friday, November 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Note that the film crew Christmas challenge expected on Saturday 12 November at 20:30 Namely director Florian Hessique, actors Aurore Planas, Patrick Préjean and Alexandre Debanne (the last two are subject to confirmation).

A relaxation area will be available to cool off during the three days of the festival. Tickets are on sale at cine-aizenay.fr. Contact: 02 51 31 49 39.

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