Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
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"THE FILM NAVIGATES THEMES OF LOVE, FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIP TO OTHERS AND TO THE SELF IN A TENDER, SOFT AND GENTLE MANNER." - THE UP COMING UK
Film Category
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIÈRE
  • LADIES
  • LADIES
  • LADIES
  • LADIES
  • LADIES
  • LADIES
  • LADIES

LADIES

 DE PLUS BELLE

FRANCE • COMEDY, DRAMA, ROMANCE • 98 MINS • 2017 • M
Directed by: ANNE-GAËLLE DAVAL
Starring: Florence Foresti, Mathieu Kassovitz, Nicole Garcia, Jonathan Cohen
How do you regain a positive body image if you never had one in the first place? Costume-designer-turned-debut-director Anne-Gaëlle Daval enlists renowned French standup comedienne Florence Foresti (Barbecue, AF FFF2015) in a slightly more serious, yet bountifully life-affirming, turn as40-year-old Lucie; a cancer survivor looking to regain her footing in the world.

Breast cancer is well behind Lucie, as confirmed by her doctor brother (Jonathan Cohen, Papa ou Maman, AF FFF2016; Max & Leon, AF FFF2017) but she still cannot seem to move forward. One day, she enters a wig shop and meets Dalila (Nicole Garcia, Papa ou maman, AF FFF2016, director of From the Land of the Moon, AF FFF2017), who believes performing a public striptease will make Lucie feel better about her body.

The dashing but dreadfully arrogant Clovis (Mathieu Kassovitz, Amélie; The Bureau, AF FFF2016) starts to show interest in Lucie, although she cannot fathom why.

With lashings of both girl-power and self-deprecation, Ladies is the perfect prescription for treating a largely unexplored topic in cinema with the respect it deserves. Filmmaker Daval conquers this subject in a wonderfully assured manner that will have you leaving the cinema with a smile on your face.

French with English subtitles

 

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