Tuesday 17th October

‘Athlone Film Club’ presents:

The Odyssey

Tues 17th October 8 p.m.

 

 Tickets available on the door from 7.30pm and include a complimentary refreshment

Dir: Jérôme Salle

France / 2016 / 123 mins

Cert: 18

Language: French

 

Summer 1946. Jacques-Yves Cousteau is living a seemingly paradisiac life in the Mediterranean together with his family. But Cousteau never finds himself in a state of happiness: the entrepreneurial go-getter lives and breathes maritime adventure. Driven by his unshakable belief in progress, he sets sail in his recently purchased research vessel Calypso on a voyage to discover the oceans of the world.

Ten years later, his now adult son Philippe wants to follow in his father’s footsteps. While Jacques – who is on the verge of becoming a megalomaniac – dreams of underwater dwellings, his son realises the innovation could be a major danger to the environment. Their relationship is put to the test when the two set off on a joint expedition.

 

L’Odyssée is the long-awaited biopic of a world-renowned scientist and filmmaker. – Zurich Film Festival 2016

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