ENJOY a taste of the Continent at Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday, February 2.

A Day of French Film can be seen with a screening of Marius at 11am and Fanny at 2.30pm.

Bridport Arts invite you to watch two French films in one day with a lunch of French onion soup, a baguette and a hot drink.

Watch part 1: Marius followed by a French lunch of French onion soup, baguette and hot drink then watch part 2: Fanny. Both films and lunch cost £15 per person or £6 for a single film ticket.

Marius’ biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad’s bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, a young and pretty seafood peddler, has secretly been in love with Marius since her childhood; Marius, never admitting it, has always loved Fanny. Torn between the call of the sea and his love for her, Marius abandons his dream to be with Fanny who gives herself to him.

Fanny is the second part of the “Marseille trilogy”. Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she discovers she is pregnant. Her mother and Marius’s father, César, persuade her to accept the romantic advances of a much older man. To save face, Fanny accepts to marry Honoré Panisse, a rich merchant of the Vieux Port, 30 years her senior who will recognise her son.

Lisa Wilcock of Bridport Arts Centre said: “Treat yourself to a day of French film and a spot of lunch at the arts centre. We’re pleased to be able to offer these must see films – pure drama with breathtaking scenery, they follow the lives, loves and losses of a Marseille port community."

Call the box office for tickets.