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Fall 2011  September 12
SPECIAL EVENT: 10th Anniversary Celebration

Potiche (trophy wife)

France, 2010, 103 minutes, comedy. Director: François Ozon
French with subtitles

Potiche (trophy wife) still photo

Potiche is a delightful and charming French comedy. François Ozon (8 Women) directs the extraordinary Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu in this story about a 1970s housewife who takes the reins of her ailing family business and steers it to success.

Deneuve has garnered much critical acclaim for her role as Suzanne Pujol, the intelligent, revolutionary, coy, witty and middle-aged housewife who transforms her family’s umbrella factory into a utopian coexistence of French labour ideals and capitalism. Although this film examines some serious subject matter such as the gender and class struggles of the time, it does so in an exceptional, comedic and lighthearted manner.

MORE ABOUT THIS FILM

Website with trailer

Cast

Catherine Deneuve, Fabrice Luchini, Gerard Depardieu, Jeremie Renier, Judith Godreche, Karin Viard

Reviews

A delightful screwball comedy sees Catherine Deneuve blossom from 70s provincial housewife to rising political star — review in The Guardian, by Jason Solomons

Interview

Video: Catherine Deneuve and director François Ozon discuss their gender politics comedy.

SPECIAL EVENT

Our Fall 2011 Season marks the 10th Anniversary of the Sunshine Coast Film Society. In celebration, we are holding a reception on opening night with live music by Bits of String and tasty treats. Tickets are $7.50 for members, $10.50 for single event.
Doors open at 6:30pm.

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