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  • Pascale Ferran – Lady Chatterley (2006)

    2001-2010BelgiumDramaPascale Ferran

    A French adaptation of the second (and much less well-known) version of D.H. Lawrence’s erotic tale.

    Sir Clifford has returned from the Great War to his estate near Sheffield, paralyzed from the waist down. Lady Constance, his young wife, cares for him, but she’s lifeless, enervated. Her physician prescribes the open air, and she finds a quiet retreat at the hut – the workplace – of Parkin, the estate’s gamekeeper. The rhythms of nature awaken Connie – daffodils, pheasant chicks – and soon she and Parkin become lovers. She’s now radiant. Parkin, too, opens up. Class distinctions and gender roles may be barriers to the affair becoming more. Connie’s trip to France, with her father and sister, bring the lovers to a nuanced resolution.Read More »

  • Julie Lopes-Curval – Mères et filles AKA Hidden Diary (2009)

    2001-2010DramaFranceJulie Lopes-Curval

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    In the 1950s, housewife Louise walked out on her family whilst her children were still young. She gave no indication of where she was going and hasn’t been heard of since. Her daughter, Martine, stayed in the small coastal town where she grew up and became a doctor. Today, Martine’s daughter Audrey is an independent 30-year-old. On the spur of the moment, Audrey decides to visit her parents. During her stay, she comes across an old note book that belonged to her grandmother and which could explain the reason for the latter’s mysterious disappearance…Read More »

  • Patricia Mazuy – Sport de filles (2011)

    2011-2020DramaFrancePatricia Mazuy

    A horsewoman in search of a steed. Gracieuse, a farmer’s daughter, is disgusted at the way the horses she trained to the top levels of jumping are taken away from her. She meets the legendary trainer Franz Mann, who now manages a rich landowner’s estate, and with his help starts over in the world of dressage. But just as she feels she has finally found the right horse, she realizes that talent counts for nothing when facing the personal and high financial stakes of the game.Read More »

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