FOR A WOMAN
Dir. Diane Kurys (110min, France, 2013)
In French with English Subtitles
In her mid-thirties, Anne knows practically nothing of her family’s past. After her mother’s death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at her parents’ past life.
In a journey that stretches from Nazi concentration camps to post-war France, to the 1980s, Anne’s destiny intertwines with her father’s past until they form a single, unforgettable story in the latest film from veteran director Diane Kurys (Sagan). Featuring French stars Nicolas Duvauchelle, Benoit Magimel and Melanie Thierry.
Co-Presented by Advanced French Coversation in Alexandria, VA and Alliance Francaise.
French filmmaker Diane Kurys began as an actress with Jean-Louis Barrault's company. She went on to nominal film stardom, but didn't like roles she was getting and wasn't fond of taking orders from others. With a government grant, Kurys wrote a screenplay which developed into her first directorial effort: Peppermint Soda (Diabolo Menthe, 1979), the first of several films which delved into Kurys' own life as a child of divorce, as well as her relationships with her parents and siblings.