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Thérèse Desqueyroux

Drama


 

The unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting.

Based on a classic French novel, "Therese Desqueyroux" is about the boredom of a life of privilege for a woman restrained within a marriage arranged by her family. The movie begins in 1926, but the theme of the suppression of self is timeless, the actions of the protagonist coldly calculated as her martial devotion wanes. Understated and restrained performances serve to highlight the banality of a life lived without passion. Is our fate within or beyond our control? Je ne regrette rien.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 6th March 2013
110 mins