Quillan, our home town for a few months, has a cinema and last night was my chance to go to it. I went to a version originale showing of Le Client (The Salesman).
Three years ago I saw Godzilla dubbed into French at the same cinema. My French is not up to following much movie dialogue but Godzilla is the sort of movie that transcends spoken language. I enjoyed it.
Last night’s movie had one sentence of English (Ladies and gentlemen, we are ready for take-off), but the rest was in Persian. Unfortunately, I don’t know much Persian, so I had to read the French subtitles. I’m sure that was good for me.
I was reminded that this old-style cinema provides a pleasant experience. There are hundreds of seats – comfortable old-style folding seats – but I’m sure there is never a sell-out audience. Last night had about 10 customers. And the price is good – only four euros on Thursdays (seven euros full-price other days).