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2014 Wine Country Film Festival

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Les grandes ondes (à l'ouest)

Directed by Lionel Baier

World Cinema / Switzerland, France, Portugal / 2013 / Comedy, History, LGBT / 85 mins / French, Portuguese with English subtitles / Northern California Premiere

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Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
September 18, 2014 6:00 pm

Description

A Swiss Radio crew (including French actress and occasional director Valerie Donzelli (Declaration of War) and Comedie française actor Michel Vuillermoz (Midnight in Paris) as a combative feminist and experienced, seen-it-all veteran reporter,) is sent to get upbeat puff pieces in Fascist Portugal in 1974, only to fall into the heart of the Revolution, both political and sexual, to rid Portugal of dictatorship.  The Portuguese “Carnation  Revolution” in which only six people died, ending  42 years of oppression, was a  precursor to Spain’s peaceful liberation and later, the peaceful revolutions of Eastern Europe.  With great characters, this smart sexy energetic comedy is based on real radio reporters who were honored by the French.  This is their story… and quite a story it is!

The film was nominated for the Swiss Film Award in three categories: Best Fiction Film, Best Screenplay (Lionel Baier and Julien Bouissoux), and Best Actor (Patrick Lapp)

Credits

Writer: Lionel Baier, Julien Bouissoux
Cinematographer: Patrick Lindenmaier
Editor: Pauline Gaillard
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Dates & Times

Longwave

Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
September 18, 2014 6:00 pm