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The Ideal Palace (TBC)

★★★★ – stuff.co.nz. Based on the remarkable true story of Joseph Cheval, a 19th century postman who spent 30 years building a castle for his daughter using stones he gathered on his rounds.

"★★★★ – an affectionate, but...surprisingly gritty film" – stuff.co.nz


An engrossing account of love and dedication based on the remarkable true story of Joseph Ferdinand Cheval.


1879, the south of France. Cheval is a humble postman, seemingly revelling in the solitude of his 20-mile route and daydreaming about the world he sees in the postcards he delivers.


Then he falls in love with Philomène and spends the next 30 years of his life building a castle for their daughter, Alice, using stones he gathers on his rounds.


One of November's MyPhoenix Passport film selection. Members and Friends tickets are £5 – buy your tickets from Box Office to take advantage of this special pricing.


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Saturday 30 Nov 20193:30pm Book Now