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How to be a good wife Three of France’s most endearing leading ladies 

Juliette Binoche, Noémie Lvovsky and Yolande Moreau 

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  HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE (M)

  the eagerly anticipated new comedy by César-winner Martin Provost (Séraphine, The Midwife).

It’s 1967. The immaculate and morally upright Paulette Van Der Beck (Binoche) and her husband Robert have been running Van der Beck’s School of Housekeeping and Good Manners in the lush regions of Alsace for over two decades, with the help of Paulette’s eccentric stepsister Gilberte (Moreau) and the school’s communist-fearing, ex-Resistance nun Marie-Therese (Lvovsky). Their mission: to train teenagers to become perfect housewives, in times when women were expected to be largely subservient.

After an accident turns clockwork order into chaos, Paulette discovers that the school is on the verge of financial ruin. Forced to assume executive responsibilities, she is flustered even more by an encounter with her long-lost first love, André (Edouard Baer), who becomes relentless in his desire to rekindle their romance. Meanwhile, a sweeping nationwide protest movement is transforming society around them, encouraging the school’s pupils to challenge authority and question their own desires and beliefs… Before long the entire group undertakes a journey of liberation, one that will transform all their lives.

https://hota.com.au/cinema/how-to-be-a-good-wife/

Past Events

Chronicle of Our Events

2020 Bastille Day celebration, Tuesday 14 July 2020

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This year, due to COVID-19 pandemic it was necessary to cancel our annual celebratory dinner party. To mark the French National Day, a special video presentation was put together; it can be watched on the link here or by clicking on the photo below. It features an address by the President of AF Gold Coast, songs in French by Huguette and a virtual walk in Paris. (Please note, the begining of the recording is at the 10:30 point of the video.)

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Wine and Cheese Evening, Saturday 23 November 2019

It was a fantastic evening of great music, wine and food.

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Everybody enjoyed the musical entertainment in French by Huguette from Adore Music, the Champagne, wine tastings and presentation by Brad and Cheryl from Savina Lane Wines; Beaujolais Nouveau Wine; petits fours from My French Pastries, cheeses and nibbles.

 

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