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The Gardener

E NZ

E AU

DIRECTED BY: Sébastien Chabot

GENRE: Documentary

RUN TIME: 84 minutes

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS: Environmental Film Festival 2016, Quebec City Film Festival 2016 (Audience Award), Rendez-Vous French Film Festival of Vancouver 2017 (Opening Film), Cape Cod International Film Festival 2017, Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival 2017, Portland EcoFilm Festival 2017, Windsor International Film Festival 2017, Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival 2021

Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounted his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his twenty-acre English style garden and summer estate that was opened to a film crew for the first time ever in 2009. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over 75 years and three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century.

Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man's personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.

"A soothing and transporting journey sure to inspire gardeners of all stripes to create their own slice of heaven." - Los Angeles Times

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NZ CINEMAS:

Cinema Kororareka, Russell - From 22 July
Matakana Cinemas, Matakana - From 26 July
The Bridgeway, Auckland - From 21 July
The Capitol Cinema, Auckland - From 21 July
Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, Auckland - From 21 July
The Vic, Auckland - From 21 July
Waiheke Island Community Cinema, Waiheke Island - From 21 July
Rialto Tauranga, Tauranga - From 21 July
Tivoli Cinema, Papamoa - From 21 July
Tivoli Cinema, Cambridge - From 21 July
Dome Cinema, Gisborne - From 28 July
Len Lye Cinema Centre, New Plymouth - From 21 July
Embassy 3, Whanganui - From 21 July
Shoreline Cinema, Waikanae - From 6 July
The Screening Room, Masterton - From 21 July
Circus Cinema, Martinborough - From 28 July
Light House Cinema Cuba, Wellington - From 21 July
Light House Cinema Pauatahanui, Wellington - From 21 July
Light House Cinema Petone, Wellington - From 21 July
Miro Cinema Upper Hutt, Wellington - From 21 July
Penthouse Cinema & Cafe, Wellington - From 21 July
The Gecko, Motueka - From 21 July
State Cinemas, Nelson - From 21 July
Regent Theatre, Hokitika - From 21 July
Town Hall Cinemas, Rangiora - From 21 July
Deluxe Cinemas, Christchurch - From 21 July
Lumière Cinemas, Christchurch - From 21 July
Geraldine Cinema, Geraldine - From 28 July
Movie Max Digital Cinemas, Timaru - From 28 July 
Rubys Cinema & Bar, Wanaka - From 21 July
Dorothy Browns, Arrowtown - From 21 July
Clyde Cinema, Clyde - From 21 July
Central Cinema, Alexandra - From 21 August
Fiordland Cinema, Fiordland - From 11 August
Metro Cinema, Dunedin - From 21 July