French Film Festival - The Ideal Palace

movie details

Director:
Nils Tavernier
Cast:

Jacques Gamblin, Laëtitia Casta

Release:
14/03/2019
Length:
105 Mins
Genre:
Drama / History
Distributor:
NZ French Film Festival

synopsis

The story begins in the South of France in 1879. Ferdinand Cheval is a reserved and quiet man. A rural postman, he enjoys the solitude of his 20-mile rounds, daydreaming about a world full of wonder and beauty that he can only glimpse through postcards and magazines. After the birth of Alice, his daughter, he has a revelation: he will build a palace to turn her into a princess. With no architectural background, driven by his love for Alice and the unconditional support of his wife, Philomène, Ferdinand Cheval will turn his vision into...