Saturday, June 15, 2013

Giveaway: 2-for-1 Passes for 'In the House'

In the House, the new film from Francois Ozon (Potiche, Swimming Pool) hits Australian cinemas June 27. Thanks to Transmission Films I have ten 'Buy One Get One Free' passes to give away.

To enter, all you have to do is email your name, address and 'There's always a way to get in' to with 'House Giveaway' as the subject. Restrictions apply on use of the passes - valid from its cinema release June 27 at participating cinemas. Winners will be notified via email.

Entries close Sunday 23rd June, 11.00pm

Germaine (Fabrice Luchini) is a frustrated old-fashioned English literature teacher who has all-but given up hope for the new generation when he expresses his dismay to his art-curator wife, Jeanne (Kristin Scott Thomas), at his students’ recent inept efforts. Only one pupil from his class, Claude (Ernst Umhauer), turns in anything proficient on a writing assignment. Intrigued by the boy’s interesting, but somewhat inappropriate account of his weekend (which ends with a ‘to be continued…’), he questions whether it is a recount of the truth, or if it has been influenced by his imagination. Germaine takes an unnervingly voyeuristic interest in the boy’s follow-up essays. We learn that Claude has befriended a classmate Rapha (Bastien Ughetto). Offering to help him with his mathematics, he manages to ‘infiltrate’ the house of what he declares to be the perfect middle class family. Soon enough Rapha’s parents (a jovial Denis Menochet and a suffocated Emmanuelle Seigner) begin to treat him like a second son. Over time his actions and intentions become more sinister, and Germaine, hooked on the story, begins to play a role in manipulating events (even procuring a test in advance to help Rapha pass math) to ensure that Claude continues to be invited into the house, and with means to elaborate on his tale.

Twitch Film call it "a seductive, witty and deliciously naughty piece of filmmaking" and you can check out my review of the film at Graffiti With Punctuation.

Best of luck!

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