Joanna the Frenchwoman


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Joanna the Frenchwoman
Joanna Francesa | Carlos Diegues, 1975
Brazil/France | Portuguese with English Subtitles | Format: 35mm | 112 minutes

French expatriate Joanna (Jeanne Moreau) owns a São Paolo brothel in 1930. A client who falls in love with her takes Joanna to his sugar cane mill. Once there, she makes a family and is seduced by an ethnic and cultural world that is quite unknown to her. As time passes, Jeanne becomes the matriarch of a once-proud, now-decaying family.

Series: Brazilian Saga: Carlos Diegues’ Cinematic Adventures

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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