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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #101. Michel Spinosa’s His Wife

His Wife

Director: Michel Spinosa
Writers: Agnes de Sacy, Michel Spinosa
Producer: Patrick Sobelman
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Yvan Attal, Charlotte Gainsbourg

English speaking audiences perhaps know French director Michel Spinosa better for his screenwriting credits, which include two films directed by Gilles Bourdos, the rather awkward Afterwards (2008), and the celebrated Renoir (2012). However, Spinosa has a trio of his own directorial efforts under his belt, including the excellent 2007 psychological thriller/character study, Anna M., which features a stupendous performance from Isabelle Carre. We’re thrilled to see him back with his return to the director’s seat and starring real life couple Attal and Gainsbourg.

Gist: Gracie, a young Tamil woman living near Madras, has been having behavioural disorders since the day she was married. The memory of her French friend Catherine, who died in unresolved circumstances, seems to be haunting her. Catherine’s grieving ex-husband, Joseph, decides to go to India to meet Gracie and possibly, during his journey, fix his mistakes – because Joseph has a lot to be forgiven for.

Release Date: Premiering exactly where Anna M. (the Berlin Film Festival) this will also be at the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema at the Film Society of Lincoln Center next month.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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