Gabrielle (15)

Director: Patrice Chereau
Starring: Isabelle Huppert,
Pascal Greggory, Claudia Colli
France, 2005, 1 hour 26 minutes, subtitles

Tuesday 1 April 7.30pm
Gorsley Village Hall

Tuesday 8 April 9.00pm
Garway Village Hall

Rich and emotionally complex, this is the story of an unfaithful wife who returns to her husband so stirring up a welter of conflicting emotions in their outwardly perfect marriage. Huppert, the best screen actress in the world, is her usual reliable self while as the husband Greggory doesn't put a foot wrong in this faultless adaptation of a Conrad story, set in pre-World War 1 Parisian high society. Like his earlier, La Reine Margot - this bristles with passion and energy, as Chereau shows just how costume drama should be done. Delicious, adult entertainment that tries to unravel the enigma of Gabrielle who says "If I had known that you loved me, I would never have come back.".

"A visual feast and an emotional knock out" New York Film Festival

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