French Film Festival: Between Two Worlds

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This film was last shown on 15 December 2021

Juliette Binoche stars as an author who, inspired by George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier, goes undercover as a cleaning lady in a northern French port to research a book on job insecurity and social precariousness. It is the second fiction feature for screenwriter Carrère after The Moustache, which premiered in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2005.

The film is based on French journalist Florence Aubenas’ bestselling non-fiction work Le Quai de Ouistreham, which investigates increasing financial insecurity in French society through her experiences in the northern port city of Caen.

This screening will include a special introduction by Professor Julia Dobson, a specialist in French Cinema at Sheffield University.

Please note: This is a special screening with an introduction - there will be no trailers or adverts before the film begins. The event will start at the time stated so please plan your arrival accordingly.

Duration
1 hour 57 minutes

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