Folies Bergere

  • Screening Dates: 3rd September, 8pm  //  17th September, 6pm
  • Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Michael Nyqvist
  • Directed by: Marc Fitoussi
  • Running time: 98 minutes
  • Rating: M drug use, offensive language
  • Language: French with English sub-titles

Long married 50-somethings Brigitte (Isabelle Huppert) and Xavier (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) are prize cattle breeders in Haute Normandie. Life is good, but the departure of their children from home has thrown Brigitte’s world into flux, as she finds herself locked into a rural routine. She keeps hoping for something else, something more. A party held by students accelerates this latent crisis, and she impulsively sets off for Paris under the pretext of having a doctor’s appointment. The city immediately invigorates her ¬†and when she meets a charming Danish gentleman (Michael Nyqvist), temptation follows as does Xavier who is savvy to his wife’s flight’s of fantasy.