Director: Pascale Ferran

158 minutes // France // 2006

Director Pascale Ferran will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Constance Chatterley’s everyday life, in a fascinating portrayal by Marina Hands, is dull and comfortable – the clock chimes, mealtime, walks in the park… Her husband Sir Clifford, crippled in the Great War, suffers from sexual impotence. The course of Constance’s life is changed as she takes up an affair with the estate’s gamekeeper, Parkin, a robust man of few words, who lives in a log cabin. Six fleshy sex scenes chart their journey from desire to intimacy, love to freedom. Based on the less notorious version of D.H. Lawrence’s story, John Thomas and Lady Jane.

Winner Prix Louis Delluc 2006
Winner of 5 César awards in France

Director’s Note: Ferran’s achievement is in bringing rhythm to time, allowing us to experience the inner emotions and reflections of the characters, free of the world around them.

Showing as part of the Pascale Ferran Focus as part of the  Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival 2014 (November 19th – 30th).

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