Posted By merickson on October 27, 2014
Showing Nov. 9th at 3:00pm
FOR A WOMAN
A film by Diane Kurys
France / 2013 / Drama / French with English Subtitles/110 min
November’s showing will be held at the Chatfield Public Library since Potter Auditorium will be unavailable that day. Enjoy the movie on our big screen while relaxing on the comfy couches and chairs in our program room on the lower level.
FREE! Ages 17+ Refreshments
“A full course of film, with international intrigue, revenge, romance … Masterfully shot!” - Santa Barbara Independent
“Luminous! [A] beautifully crafted historical melodrama!” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
Anne has a very active imagination, only natural for a writer. But in her mid-thirties, she still knows practically nothing of her own family’s past. After her mother’s death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at the life of her parents, Michael and Léna. The young couple met in the concentration camps during World War II, later moving to France to start their new life together. Soon, Anne’s research into their Jewish history and their ties to Lyon’s communist party reveals the existence of a mysterious uncle, Jean, whom everyone seems intent on forgetting entirely. As she gradually closes in on the discovery she didn’t know she was looking for, her father grows ever more ill, and may take the secret that kept them apart for so long to his grave. In a journey that stretches from post-war France to the 1980s, Anne’s destiny intertwines with her father’s past until they form a single, unforgettable story.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Brussels Film Festival
New York Jewish Film Festival
Santa Barbara Int’l Film Festival
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Brought to you by the Chatfield Public Library in cooperation with the Chatfield Center for the Arts, Wits’ End Theatre, and the Chatfield Lions.