Director Cécile Telerman will participate in a post-screening Q&A.
Forty-something, beautiful and rich, Iris lives an easy, empty Parisian life. Exploiting her kindly lawyer husband, she fills her days lunching or sweating in a luxurious spa with her female friends. Sister, Joséphine (Julie Depardieu), a brilliant but broke 12th century historian, lives with her two daughters. Her husband has deserted her to raise crocodiles in Africa. One evening at dinner, Iris, bored, announces that she is writing a novel. Caught in her lie, she persuades her sister to save her by writing the book. (MPR)
Kronenbourg 1664 Screening
Director’s Note: Emmanuelle Béart brilliantly playing Iris – self-centered, scheming, unrepentant – somehow manages to both exasperate and move us.
Showing as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival 2014 (November 19th – 30th).