MADELEINE COLLINS (France) – Desert Film Society – Palm Springs Premiere – One-time Screening at The Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs
Genre: Psychological thriller
Run Time: 102 minutes
Language: French with English subtitles
Premiere: Palm Springs
Director: Antoine Barraud
Principal Cast: Virginie Efira, Quim Gutierrez, Bruno Salomone & Jacqueline Bisset
Judith Fauvet (Virginie Efira, most recently acclaimed for her leading performance in Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta) leads a double life with two families: raising a daughter with one partner in Switzerland, and another two sons in France. The mysterious reasons for Judith’s lies, and the complications that ensue from her increasingly futile efforts to keep the two lives separate, propel the third narrative feature from Antoine Barraud anchored by a virtuoso turn from Efira in all of her character’s many guises. The question of what Judith wants is slowly unraveled in this gorgeously shot film that’s equal parts drama and thriller—unpredictable in its unfolding, full of unexpected twists, and unexpectedly satisfying in its resolution. (Rendez-vous with French Cinema at Lincoln Center March 2022)
Tickets: Free to 2022 DFS members. Non-members $15 cash at the door. Complimentary coffee & pastries.
Covid Restrictions: Photo ID, Proof of full vaccination including booster shot, Seating is socially distanced. Please allow 2 empty seats between you and another party and do not sit directly behind anyone.