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THE TRIAL OF EMMA BOVARY

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Technical specs.

Duration : 52 min
Year : 2021
Genre : Documentary
Director : Audrey Gordon
Screenplay : Audrey Gordon and

Emilie Musset
Editing : Nadia Ben Rachid
Production : GoGoGo Films
Broadcasters : ARTE France,

TV5 world
Funding : ARTE France, CNC, TV5 monde, La Chaîne Normande

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Synopsis

LOVE LETTER TO FLAUBERT

 

The rule of appearances, the quest for true love, dreams of adventure... Madame Bovary plunges into the turpitudes of a woman trying to escape from her boredom and her role as a bourgeois wife in a patriarchal and rigid country society.  That world is a thing of the past, and the obscenity and immorality reproached to Flaubert in his depiction of his heroine's vices make us smile in the age of Houellebecq and Despentes. But would Emma Bovary be freer and less scandalous today? How would she live? Would she divorce Charles? Who would be Rodolphe and who would be Léon? Would she take antidepressants?

SYNOPSIS
Audrey Gordon

Audrey Gordon

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Historian by training and graduate journalist, Audrey Gordon cut her teeth in the written and audiovisual press before embarking on documentary filmmaking. She is particularly interested in History and the transmission of memory. Her first film, Kinderlekh, tells the story of the tour of a fourth grade class playing the story of Izieu's children, deported in 1944. In 2014, she met a former resistance fighter and, based on her story, approached fiction with the short film Edith & Lucile. In 2016, she shot her first feature-length documentary in the United States.

Press

La Croix
 

"Audrey Gordon, echoing the wise words of other writers, from Nathalie Sarrante to Mario Vargas Llosa, inscribes in her own images those of the filmmakers who, in France and elsewhere, have given a face to Madame Bovary."

Mohammed Aïssaoui, Le Figaro

"The strength of the film lies in its writing, its rhythm, accompanied by inspired music and the voice of Natalia Dontcheva."

Le Figaro

"The film is a great success because it speaks remarkably well of a great literary work, of an era, and deciphers the work of the famous writer. »

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