Orchestra Seats (12A)

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As bright, twinkly and stereotypically French as the lights that adorn the Eiffel Tower (an image which the director is particularly fond of) Orchestra Seats is a comedy drama which crescendos toward three major cultural events. A burnt-out pianist is rehearsing for a concert. A TV star is appearing in a Feydeau farce when she'd rather be in a biopic of Simone de Beauvoir. And a multi-millionaire industrialist is selling off his modern art collection, but his son doesn't approve. Ah, the hardship of being rich and famous!