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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘The Hedgehog’ at Chicago French Film Festival
CHICAGO – In our special French film festival edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-two passes up for grabs to the Chicago showing of the film “The Hedgehog” at the closing night of the Music Box Theatre’s Chicago French Film Festival! “The Hedgehog” star Josiane Balasko will be at this showing in person!
The film’s original title is “Le hérisson”. “The Hedgehog” stars Josiane Balasko, Garance Le Guillermic, Togo Igawa, Anne Brochet, Ariane Ascaride, Wladimir Yordanoff, Sarah Lepicard, Jean-Luc Porraz and Gisèle Casadesus from writer and director Mona Achache based on the novel by Muriel Barbery.
To win your free pass to the closing-night Chicago showing of “The Hedgehog” at the Chicago French Film Festival courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This showing is on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and win can be found beneath the image below.
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Here is the plot description for “The Hedgehog”:
Inspired by the best-selling book “The Elegance of the Hedgehog,” “The Hedgehog” is the story of Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic): a young girl chronicling the hypocrisy of the adult world with her video camera. When Paloma begins to learn about life from grumpy building concierge Renée Michel (Josiane Balasko), she begins to understand that there are allies to be found beneath the prickliest of exteriors.
The movie trailer for “The Hedgehog” can be watched now below.
Information follows about the Chicago French Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre:
The Music Box Theatre announces the inaugural edition of the Chicago French Film Festival: a three-day celebration of the best in contemporary French cinema. The festival will showcase recent French box-office successes and hit films from the Cannes, Toronto and Tribeca film festivals.
The festival is pleased to welcome two special guests: Jean-Pierre Améris (director of the opening-night feature “Romantics Anonymous”) and Josiane Balasko (star of the closing-night feature “The Hedgehog”).
Other highlights include the festival centerpiece “Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life,” which is based on the life of singer/songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. Tickets are now available. Save $40 with the all-festival pass. More information can be found here.
To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:
Like all Hookups here, this Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 50 admit-two tickets randomly via e-mail for our “The Hedgehog” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Winners are typically e-mailed our movie passes two days before the showing date. Good luck!
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