Tag Archives: Catherine Deneuve

THE MIDWIFE: life disrupted

A woman’s life is utterly disrupted – for better and for worse – by the unexpected appearance of someone from her past.  Claire (Catherine Frot) is a middle-aged Paris midwife who lives a completely contained life, focused only on her … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stream of the Week: ON MY WAY – two unhappy people can find joy together

The extraordinary Catherine Deneuve goes on an escapist road trip in the satisfying French drama On My Way. She plays a woman chained to the stress of running a failing restaurant and caregiving for her mother. Her marriage was scarred … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

DVD of the Week: Potiche

Potiche, the delightful French farce of feminist self-discovery, is the funniest movie in over a year, and another showcase for Catherine Deneuve (as if she needs one).   DeNeuve plays a 1977 potiche, French for “trophy housewife”, married to a guy … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Movies, Weekly Movie Recommendations | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Potiche: Funny French Farce

This delightful French farce of feminist self-discovery is the funniest movie in over a year, and another showcase for Catherine Deneuve (as if she needs one).   DeNeuve plays a 1977 potiche, French for “trophy housewife”, married to a guy who … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blogging from Cinequest: Potiche

This delightful French farce of feminist self-discovery is the funniest movie in over a year, and another showcase for Catherine Deneuve (as if she needs one).   DeNeuve plays a 1977 potiche, French for “trophy housewife”, married to a guy who … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

DVD pick of the week: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train (La fille du RER) is an absorbing mother daughter drama set in the Paris suburbs. The young woman  is  Emilie Dequenne, the Belgian actress who won the best actress award at Canne when she was … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Movies, Weekly Movie Recommendations | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment