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Film Movement Falls for Threeway Melodrama; Diane Kurys’ “For a Woman” Gets 2014 Release

Arguably the ultimate end result of war is…love. This is of course true after factoring in tremendous amount of destruction. Film Movement have picked up For a Woman, a melodrama via Diane Kurys who pilfered through some of her own family tree history to pick up an unlikely WWII tale contextually resembles the dynamic found in Susanne Bier’s Brødre. A box office hit in France, the pic will receive a spring release in ’14.

Gist: This is a semi-biographical take on Kurys’s own family history. On the death of her mother, Anne makes an unsettling discovery: an old photo will cast doubt on her very origins, as she uncovers a mysterious uncle her parents welcomed into their lives after World War II. In revealing a family secret, Anne ultimately unravels the story of her mother’s great love.

Worth Noting: Kurys directed Magimel (alongside Juliette Binoche) in 1999’s The Children of the Century.

Do We Care?: Starring Benoit Magimel, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Sylvie Testud and Melanie Thierry (see pic above), we’re expecting this to be a little bit better than your standard melodramatic fare with a situation that extreme.

 

 

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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