Our first trip to a French Cinema was yesterday afternoon (16th) at the New Rex Cinema in Sarlat and what an experience it was. After a thirty two year break from Star War’s the original characters were back: Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and of course Harrison Ford (Han Solo). Playing along side Oscar Issac (Poe Dameron), Daisy Ridley (Rey) and the new evil person, Adam Driver (Kylo Ren).
What a superb movie it is, I will not say anything about the plot, except to say that everyone should go and see this movie, it was outstanding. The moment that Han Solo and Chewbacca stepped onto the Millennium Falcon, the entire cinema fell silent. To see the actors once more playing their original roles was truly special. Han Solo of course was the best, but I am bias in that respect, he was awesome all those years ago and he is awesome now. The new characters were excellent also but I will stop there before I am tempted to say anything about the plot.
The Rex Cinema is the only one in Sarlat showing the English version with French subtitles; by the way there are only two cinemas in Sarlat. The seats were like sitting in a plush arm chair in your own lounge and they even have sofas to sit on,. No seat is numbered so that you can sit anywhere, and they are so comfy. We were treated to a raffle of Star Wars items before the film started. Sadly we did not win anything but the couple next to us won cinema tickets to see the movie again. They were laughing at the prize because they had already seen the movie once in the morning, once in the afternoon with us and they plan to see it a third time with the raffle prize.
If you can make it to the Sarlat Cinema they are selling Star Wars t-shirts and works of art.
This is the artist at work in the foyer creating paintings of the cast and objects from the film, below are a few of her paintings.
The Millennium Falcon