|Sat 24th Apr:||7:00pm|
Genre: Comedy. Dir: Grégory Magne. French with English subtitles.
Perfumes is a classic odd-couple story about two people whose temperaments are poles apart; and yet, opposites attract. This personality clash comedy delivers a winning formula of social observation, character drama and empathy.
Desperately wanting to get shared custody of his daughter, sad-sack divorced dad Guillaume Favre (Grégory Montel, Call My Agent!) needs to keep his job as a chauffeur to pay for somewhere better to live. His resolve is put to the test when he is assigned a new client: gifted perfumer Anne Walberg (Emmanuelle Devos) whose skills at constructing and identifying scents are matched by her egotism and lack of tact. Unlike most people, Guillaume is bold enough to stand up to Anne and that’s something she respects. They don’t form an instant bond overnight, but at least she doesn’t fire him, so that’s a start.