Based on the incredible true story of Joseph Ferdinand Cheval (Jacques Gamblin), comes the remarkable tale of a French postman who spent 33 years crafting his magnificent 'Ideal Palace'. Everyday Cheval travels along the river Drôme from village to village, quiet and alone he enjoys the solitude of his rounds, daydreaming about a world full of wonder he can only imagine through postcards. After his wife, Philomena (Laetitia Casta) gives birth to their daughter Alice, Cheval decides to build Alice a palace fit for a princess. With only his bare hands, his love for his daughter and the dedication of his wife, he starts carefully collecting stones and begins building the historically classified monument, The Ideal Palace.

Directed by Nils Tavernier, The Ideal Palace is in cinemas 20 June, 2019 and we have five double passes to give away! To be in the draw to win, just click here to watch the trailer and answer this question:

What does Cheval say he does when he walks?

Send your answer in the subject line of an email to office@wiftnz.org.nz by 5pm on 31 May. Winners only will be notified, by email.

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