The year is 1926. In the Landes region, free-spirited Thérèse Larroque, the daughter of a wealthy winery owner and radical-socialist politician, marries Bernard Desqueyroux, another winery owner. Although she does it half-heartedly, she thinks that marriage may help her to “sort out all the ideas in her mind”. But her disappointment is great. Her wedding night is all but fascinating and when she becomes pregnant she realizes the baby matters more to Bernard than herself. While Thérèse stifles in her husband’s beautiful residence among stiff in-laws who do not think high of her, ideas keep on roaming her mind.
This screening is part of the “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema,” film series. Additional films in the series include:
- Granny’s Funeral on Wednesday, March 20
- Augustine on Saturday, March 23
- Journal De France on Wednesday, March 27
French cinema is as varied and vital as ever in 2013, and this year’s edition of Rendez-Vous covers the widest possible spectrum. The range includes new works from uncompromising auterus like Damien Odoul and master filmmakers Patrice Leconte and the late Claude Miller, as well as films featuring French stars like Audrey Tatou, Roman Duris and Charlotte Gainsbourg.