'FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON'
A NEW MARION COTILLARD MOVIE
We are having a French menu for the end of the working week, first up the new movie from Marion Cotillard FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON which has just got its first posters and trailer! To be released in France at the end of July, this romantic drama is a big screen adaptation of a novel by Milena Agus.
FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON has its story set in 1950s post war France, following Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) from a small village in the South of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to José (Alex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite José's devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post-World War II society until the day she is sent away to a cure in the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams?
'THE MIDWIFE' TRAILER
WITH CATHERINE DENEUVE
Opening the very same week is new drama from Catherine Deneuve THE MIDWIFE! Claire (Catherine Frot) is a midwife in a maternity hospital. Humane and helpful she gives herself entirely to her patients. But her life is not a bed of roses for all that. Her maternity is about to close its doors and the devoted woman is determined not to work in the new modern hospital she regards as a "baby factory". Her personal life is no triumph either: she is single and does not make friends easily. To make matters worse, her student son Simon is gradually leaving home, as he is developing a relationship with his new sweetheart. It is the moment that chooses Béatrice, her dead father's former mistress, to resurface. The eccentric, spendthrift, sensual, amoral woman (her exact opposite in fact) is really the last kind of person she needs to mix with. But Béatrice soon informs her that the suffers from brain cancer and she has nobody else to turn to. Torn between rejection and duty, what is Claire going to do?