Monsieur Mayonnaise Screening and Director Q&A

Posted 6 July 2017

If you come from Victoria and consider yourself a bit of a foodie, or an art buff, it’s highly likely you will have heard of Mirka and Georges Mora. The Mora family are well-known for their work in contemporary art and their bohemian Melbourne eateries (the Mirka Café, Balzac Restaurant and Tolarno).

Less known however, is their story before moving to Australia in 1951, but the 2016 documentary “Monsieur Mayonnaise” sheds light on the fascinating tale…

As artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora works to produce a graphic novel about his late father, Georges Mora, an intriguing story unfolds. Georges was not in fact French, but rather had escaped to France in 1933 and worked with the French Resistance to save thousands of Jewish lives. Their secret ingredient? A simple trick using mayonnaise and baguettes.

This cracking documentary is a lively, tasty and colourful look into a dramatic tale of survival during the Holocaust. With interviews, art and clips from some of Philippe’s previous works, the film moves at a lively and involving pace.

Join us on Tuesday 1 August at GPAC for a fundraising screening of Monsieur Mayonnaise as part of the 20th annual Bethany Arthouse Film Festival. Following the screening, an audience Q&A session with the film writer and director, Trevor Graham, will provide the opportunity to delve further into the intrigue of this unique film.

Monsieur Mayonnaise made its debut at the Melbourne International Film Festival, and its international debut at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

The Bethany Arthouse Film Festival is Bethany’s major annual fundraiser, raising vital funds for the important work they do in the community to support local children, families and individuals.

Tickets are on sale now from GPAC – in person, online or phone.

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