Potiche

2010| 15| 103 mins| / /

 

Directed by: Francois Ozon
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu

 

 

This Autumn, the line-up across Northapton Filmhouse and Royal & Derngate features films and shows that celebrate trailblazing women, including Judy (based on the Made in Northampton production of End Of The Rainbow), Calendar Girls The Musical and Made in Dagenham. Our Disrupt-Hers season of films explores the vibrant and rousing stories of women who forged their own path and whose triumphs inspired writers and musicians to follow them from stage to screen and back again.

Francois Ozon‘s enchanting adaptation of the play of the same name. Meek housewife Suzanne (Catherine Deneuve) is suddenly in charge of her stern husband’s business after he suffers a heart attack during a worker’s strike. Finally given a voice, Suzanne surprises everyone as an assertive woman of action. Also starring Gerard Depardieu.

 

★★★★ “A CHARMING COMEDY” – Daily News