The Sweet Escape (Comme un avion)

Watch Trailer Buy Tickets
“Feather-light, yet finally profound and packed with both visual ideas and delightful banter, THE SWEET ESCAPE (Comme un avion) from French filmmaker Bruno Podalydes is another home run. – Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

Middle-aged graphic design company manager Michel loves planes. Day and night – in the shower, at work, riding his scooter – he dreams of life as an airborne explorer. Then one day a photograph stops him dead in his tracks. Kayaks – they could almost be planes, planes without wings. Seized by a sudden crazy impulse, Michel orders the whole package online: kayak, paddles… everything he needs for an expedition. His wife Rachelle encourages him to set out alone on his escapade. So what if he’s never stepped foot in a boat in his life? Adventure is adventure! His big trip on the water turns out to be full of surprises and unexpected encounters: Laetitia, the owner of a riverside bar, her crazy employees, the young waitress Mila – after a night in their company, Michel finds it very hard to leave. After PARK BENCHES and GRANNY’S FUNERAL, Bruno Podalydès returns with a pastoral adventure sparkling with good humor and lighthearted charm.

Official Site

Details:
105 min
Rated NR
in French with English subtitles

Showing Today Tue, Jan 23

Showings by Calendar

Join our Email ListMake a DonationBecome a MemberPurchase a Gift CardLike us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
Admission: $12.50 Adults, $9.25 Matinee Shows, $9.75 Seniors (62+), $10.00 Students, $9.50 Children (12 & under) and Military, $8.25 Avalon Members, $7.25 Seniors who are Avalon Members.
Same rates apply to Wednesday Signature Series programs. Avalon Members must purchase their discounted tickets at the box office.

Copyright © 2018 The Avalon Theatre Project, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Avalon Theatre Project, Inc. • 5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20015 • Box Office: (202) 966-6000
Website by Heather Cobb Design and Walt Irby

Your Internet browser is outdated and cannot run this website. Additionally, viewing other websites using this browser not only limits your experience, but also it exposes your computer to security risks. In order to view this site, and to protect your computer, please click to upgrade to a modern web browser of your choice:

Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

(Worry not– it's quick, safe and free, and you won't regret it!)