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CinéSalon: Gabrielle

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
4pm & 7:30pm
Wine and beer reception after both screenings

Writer-director Patrice Chéreau pairs Pascal Greggory and Isabelle Huppert as a bourgeois couple, united through a marriage of convenience in Belle Epoque Paris. Based on a Joseph Conrad short story, Gabrielle follows the dissolution of the relationship as Jean Harvey (Greggory) returns to his mansion to find a letter from his wife, Gabrielle, announcing that she is leaving to be with her lover. Chéreau shifts between color and black and white and across time periods, delivering a masterful period piece, nominated for six Césars, that is both formally inventive and emotionally perceptive.

Dir. Patrice Chéreau, 2005, 90 min
With Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Claudia Coli

In French with English subtitles