The feature film LA BONNE ÉPOUSE will be in theatres throughout Quebec from August 21. Martin Provost’s latest film (Seraphine, Violette, Sage femme) stars Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Celle que vous croyez), Yolande Moreau (Seraphine, Les Estivants) and Noémie Lvovsky (Camille Redouble, Les Invisibles), and is the jubilant tale of female emancipation, between the “virtues of the married woman” and the wind of freedom that blew in May 1968.
Maintaining your home and bending to marital duty without flinching: this is what Paulette Van Der Beck (Juliette Binoche) teaches women with zeal in her school. Her certainties waver when she finds herself widowed and ruined. Is it the return of her first love or the wind of freedom of May 68? What if the good wife becomes a free woman?
Martin Provost directs his eighth feature film which features his favourite theme: female emancipation. The story of LA BONNE ÉPOUSE was born from a meeting between Martin Provost and an 80-year-old woman who told him about her years as a student at the school. To reproduce this not-so-distant era, the director has surrounded himself with a team of actresses known for their commitment – Juliette Binoche, Yolande Moreau and Noémie Lvovsky in this energizing hybrid comedy. Edouard Baer (Mademoiselle de Joncquière) and François Berléand (La Ch’tite famille) complete the cast.