Diane Kurys

  • Diane Kurys – Pour une femme AKA For a Woman (2013)

    Diane Kurys2011-2020DramaFrance
    Pour une femme (2013)
    Pour une femme (2013)

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    Anne has a very active imagination, only natural for a writer. But in her mid-thirties, she still knows practically nothing of her own family’s past. After her mother’s death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at the life of her parents, Michael and Léna. The young couple met in the concentration camps during World War II, later moving to France to start their new life together. Soon, Anne’s research into their Jewish history and their ties to Lyon’s communist party reveals the existence of a mysterious uncle, Jean, whom everyone seems intent on forgetting entirely. As she gradually closes in on the discovery she didn’t know she was looking for, her father grows ever more ill, and may take the secret that kept them apart for so long to his grave. In a journey that stretches from post-war France to the 1980s, Anne’s destiny intertwines with her father’s past until they form a single, unforgettable story.Read More »

  • Diane Kurys – Cocktail Molotov (1980)

    1971-1980ArthouseComedyDiane KurysFranceThe Films of May '68

    Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
    This youthful drama centers on a group of teens struggling to become adults without losing their youthful aspirations. It begins as Caron leaves the pressure of her home life for Venice in hopes of finding spontaneity and fun. She is followed by her boyfriend Lebas and his friend Cluzet. Lebas hopes that he will convince her to go home. Trouble begins after his car and her stuff are stolen in Italy. When they learn that workers and students have been rioting in Paris, they quickly return, eager to join the fray.Read More »

  • Diane Kurys – Un homme amoureux aka A Man in Love (1987)

    1981-1990Diane KurysDramaFranceRomance

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    An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father, but later they have a passionate relationship. Written by Michael Crew

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    This film examines relationships at all levels, mother/daughter, father/daughter, man/wife, lovers, friends. (Jane Steiner) has learned through her mother (Julia) how to go after what you want in life, to ‘live’. (Michael) is the best friend who honors friendship at any price. Living in three worlds: Imaginary, Family Man, and Desire, (Steve Elliot) doesn’t seem to know which one he really belongs to. Self examination and Discovery are for the taking with each character. Written by D.B.SteinsheimRead More »

  • Diane Kurys – Les Enfants du siècle AKA The Children of the Century (1999)

    1991-2000Diane KurysDramaFranceRomance

    Plot summary from IMDB:
    The only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sand’s torrid love affair with the decadent author Alfred de Musset and her affinity for wearing men’s clothing, was the content of her writing. Though Sand (otherwise known as the Baroness Dudevant) smoked cigars and cross-dressed, it was the boldness of her writing on issues such as the abstinence of marriage and women’s frigidity that most contributed to the scandalous reputation she earned in French literary circles. When she met Alfred de Musset, the most gifted poet of his generation, the two quickly became a public cause celebrity while their work would go on to become some of the finest examples of 19th century romanticism.Read More »

  • Diane Kurys – Diabolo menthe AKA Peppermint Soda (1977)

    1971-1980ComedyDiane KurysDramaFrance

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    In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They’re just back from summer at the beach with their father. School starts. For Frédérique it’s the year of her first serious love, her first foray into politics (the Algerian question and “ban the bomb”), her first kiss from an older man, her first friend who runs away, and her first loss of friendship over values. For Anne, who watches her sister closely, it’s a year of her first period and of learning to talk to boys, dealing with unfair teachers, and sorting things out with mom after getting in trouble.Read More »

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