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Son épouse | Michel Spinosa, 2014
France/India/Belgium | English, French and Tamil with English subtitles | Format: Digital projection | 108 minutes
North American Premiere!
Introduction by filmmaker Gilles Bourdos (Renoir) at 6:30pm screening!
In Michel Spinosa’s emotional, superbly acted drama, a widower named Joseph (Yvan Attal) travels to India to meet Gracie (Janagi), a young Tamil newlywed who knew his late wife, Catherine (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and whose erratic behavior suggests that she may be possessed by the dead woman. Soon enough, Joseph’s journey to the small village near Pondicherry where Gracie lives unveils itself to be not only a form of tribute to Catherine but also a bid for forgiveness. Spinosa (who co-wrote Rendez-Vous 2013 selection Renoir) coaxes magnetic, complex performances from Attal and especially Janagi, who is a revelation as a woman under the influence—of grief and even more mysterious forces.