Tarvernier brings to life the story behind The Postman Cheval’s Ideal Palace in Hauterives, Drôme. It’s the inspiring true story of a simple postman determined to build a palace for his daughter that leaves audiences reevaluating what it means to love and be a hero. Lost in Frenchlation brings this film to Club de l'Étoile with English subtitles on February 23.
At the end of the 19th century, Joseph Ferdinand Cheval (Jacques Gamblin), is a simple postman who travels every day along the Drôme, from village to village. His life is changed when he meets the love of his life, Philomena (Laetitia Casta). From their union Alice was born. Cheval then throws himself into a crazy gamble: to build an incredible palace with his own hands for the child he loves more than anything. Never spared by the ordeals of life, this ordinary man will not give up and will devote 33 years to build an extraordinary work: "The Ideal Palace". - Plot
"A romantic film that, through the portrait of this rough man with a tender heart, gives faith to humanity." -aVoir-aLire.com
"A beautiful film about the unconditional love and harshness of life, carried by a transfigured Jacques Gamblin." - Paris Match
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/_72MyB7MP8k
• THE PLAN:
The screening will take place at Club de l'Étoile cinema, located a short walk from the world-famous Arc de Triomphe! We will be offering a variety of French-inspired drinks and snacks during our cocktail hour from 7pm and start the screening at 8.
Don’t miss this moving piece of history brought to life through a French film with English subtitles!
The Lost in Frenchlation Team