37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Speech

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This comedic film d’auteur directed by Laurent Tirard follows 35-year-old Adrien at a disastrous family dinner rife with old grudges, and an over-excited soon to be brother-in-law. To make matters worse, Adrien has texted his ex, in an attempt to reconnect, and hasn’t heard back yet. A story that explores male heartbreak through awkward and hilarious moments, this is a film that anyone who’s ever been in a relationship or had a family meal can relate to. Based on a novel by Fabrice Caro, The Speech gives viewers a seat at this hilariously awkward table in this US premiere of a 2020 Cannes Official Selection. 

This is a foreign-language film presented with English subtitles.


Sunday, October 31


6:45 PM


Violet Crown 6 & 7

Film Info

Director: Laurent Tirard

Runtime: 87 min.

Year: 2020

Country: France, Belgium

Language: French

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Benjamin Lavernhe, Sara Giraudeau, Julia Piaton.