Monsieur Mayonnaise

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Meet the Filmmaker hosted by Peter Castaldi

Monsieur Mayonnaise

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 25 February - 28 February 2017

Featuring post-screening Q&A with director Trevor Graham on Tuesday 28 February

An incredible true tale of mayonnaise sandwiches, Nazis and a hand-painted comic book!

Artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora (Mad Dog Morgan, MIFF 2015; Swastika, MIFF 1973) is producing a graphic novel about his late father, Georges, widely known in Melbourne as a beloved contemporary art patron and owner of bohemian eateries Mirka Café, Café Balzac and the Tolarno Restaurant and Galleries. Less known, however, is Georges’ astonishing history as part of the French resistance during World War II, his friendship with renowned mime Marcel Marceau (Philippe’s godfather), and how together they saved thousands of Jewish lives with a fiendishly simple trick involving baguettes and mayonnaise.

Director Trevor Graham (Make Hummus Not War, MIFF 2012) follows Philippe as he traces his dad’s journey, painting the story as he uncovers it during visits, and meals, with those who knew and helped Georges throughout his life: from his childhood as Günther Morawski to meeting his wife (and Philippe’s mother), acclaimed artist Mirka Mora, to the family’s dramatic survival during the Holocaust. Supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, Monsieur Mayonnaise is a lively, colourful, tasty and uniquely personal take on 20th-century history, art, food and family.

Classification: M – Mature themes and nudity
Distributor: Antidote Films

Dates & Times:
Saturday 25 February 7:30pm
Tuesday 28 February 7pm – INCLUDES Q&A

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Duration

Approximately 1 hour 34 minutes (No interval)

Ticket Prices

Members Adult $12
Members Concession $9
Adult $15
Concession $12
F/T Student $12
Child Under 16 $10

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