Salle Camille Blanc, Grimaldi Forum
Exclusive French premiere of Stephen Poliakoff's drama Summer of Rockets
Screening and Q&A session
Join us for the French premiere of Stephen Poliakoff's brand new semi-autobiographical BBC miniseries Summer of Rockets (care of Little Island Productions).
Prior to the screening of episode 1, you will have the chance to hear all about the series from Executive Producer Helen Flint and Creator, Writer & Director Stephen Poliakoff.
The panel will be moderated by Genie Godula, Journalist, France 24.
Summer of Rockets is set in the UK during the Cold War period and tumultuous year of 1958, fear and excitement of the future permeates the lives of all.
The series follows Samuel, played by Toby Stephens (Lost In Space, Die Another Day, Black Sails), a 40 year old Russian Jewish emigré and his family, wife Miriam and children Hannah and Sasha, as he is approached by MI5 to demonstrate his work. Samuel is an inventor and designer of bespoke hearing aids (and he is based on Stephen Poliakoff's own father), whose clients include former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
Yet it is not his inventions the operatives require - instead Samuel is tasked with the secret mission of obtaining information about his charming, newly acquired friends Kathleen, played by Keeley Hawes (Line Of Duty, Bodyguard) and her husband Richard Shaw MP, played by Linus Roache (Vikings, Homeland) through whom Samuel also meets the impressive Lord Arthur Wallington, played by Timothy Spall (Mr Turner, The Street). As Samuel's life becomes more and more intertwined with his mission, how far is he willing to let things unravel for his cause? And who can he truly trust?
In original version with French subtitles.