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IFI French Film Festival 2020: THE WOMAN WHO DARED

Director: Jean Grémillion

105 mins, France, 1944, Digital, Subtitled, Black and White


The Gauthier family – Pierre, his wife Thérèse, their two children, and Thérèse’s mother – leave the old country garage they have been running for years to settle in a nearby town. Thérèse suddenly develops a passion for flying, aided by Pierre, a former fighter pilot. With a screenplay by Charles Spaak, The Woman Who Dared is inspired by real-life aviatrixes. Beautifully shot in a realistic documentary style, it is considered by many to be Grémillon’s masterpiece. The film includes wonderful performances from Madeleine Renaud and Charles Vanel.

Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2020, November 11th-22nd. Full schedule here.

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