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Tuesday 20th November


106mins : 2011 : Certificate ‘12’
7.30pm : £6.00

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen stars Ewan McGregor as Fred Jones, a repressed, uptight fisheries expert who is approached by Harriet (Emily Blunt) with a plan to introduce salmon into the waterways of Yemen. Despite Fred’s protests, he soon finds himself working on a project that seems not only frivolous but absolutely unfeasible in the arid landscape. But as the mission begins, they soon find that hope can spring – even in the most unexpected places!

Written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty, Slumdog Millionaire), directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) and featuring hilarious performances from the stellar cast, this utterly charming, feel-good adaptation of the novel by Paul Torday is an absolute delight- an unmissable tale of how the odds can be overcome!

Entertaining…a genuine heart-warmer Daily Mail
A fantastic feel-good charmer Sunday Mirror
The British Comedy of the Year Woman & Home

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Tuesday 11th December


150mins : 2008 : Certificate ‘15’ : Subtitles
7.30pm : £6.00

Comedy and drama meet in equal measures in this outrageous, daring and emotionally bountiful film. Heading an extraordinary cast, Catherine Deneuve is Junon, the family matriarch, who greets the news of her life-threatening illness with calm equanimity. Jean-Paul Roussillon is her wise, tender husband, while Mathieu Amalric is the black sheep, banished from the family by his imperious sister (Anne Consigny). She arrives with his bemused Jewish girlfriend (Emmanuelle Devos) in tow. The gathering is rounded out by Melvil Poupaud as the most sensitive of the children, happily married to the divine Chiara Mastroianni. The wonderful story follows the joys and vicissitudes of family life through this Christmas gathering of the Vuillar clan in Roubaix, in northern France.

It's hard to miss with such a cast, but A Christmas Tale (Un conte de Noel Roubaix) is much, much more than a brilliant ensemble comedy/drama. In this midwinter night's dream, unrequited love collides with bitter resentment, nostalgic longing crosses paths with abject fear, and pure hatred gives way to vivacious affection.

It filled me with unadulterated joy…marvellous  New York Times
This touching family comedy is a holiday feast, with extra stuffing…the gift this season needs Village Voice

Plus full supporting programme

  • Cafe opens 6.30pm Film starts 7.30pm
  • Admission £6.00
  • Tickets available in advance from Leigh Community Centre, and on the night

Leigh Community Centre
71-73 Elm Road

Community Centre Telephone: 01702 477248


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