By Veronica


Curfew extended to 11 pm! We went to Carcassonne to see the 6 pm showing of Nomadland at the Colisée. We were delighted to find it was showing in the very recently restored original music hall. This space has been closed for over a decade due to safety and accessibility concerns, and the cinema itself has come very close to closure itself multiple times in the last five years. Eventually a solution was found, restoration started, and then Covid came along.

We like to see films here if we can, because it's the last town centre cinema, and the only one in the Aude that reliably shows foreign films in the original language with subtitles, since the art deco one in Narbonne was demolished for housing. Extra just for a different view of it; the restoration is impeccable.

The film? Can't miss anything with Frances McDormand in it, but I felt it was a bit too long. That said, it's wonderful to see such a positive portrayal of houseless people, with every character being played by themselves. So I do recommend it. Even though as S pointed out, the very silly Mandibules made for a more refreshing post-Covid cinema experience.

This time we didn't stop off in the place Carnot for a drink, but drove home on an almost deserted autoroute for a glass of wine with home-made bread, fresh goat's cheese and cherry tomatoes bought at the market this morning.

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