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Gemma Bovery

99 minutes
  • French
  • English
  • France
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In this vibrant seriocomic re-imagining of Flaubert’s literary classic Madame Bovary, life imitates art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma Bovery (Gemma Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband Charles (Jason Flemyng) move to a charming ramshackle old farmhouse in the very same Norman village where the novel was written a century earlier. Their welcoming neighbor, local baker and Flaubert expert Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) becomes entranced with Gemma and sets out to be her guide and mentor to her new surroundings. It doesn't take long before he is drawing parallels between the literary and real life woman, while he insinuates himself into her life. Director Anne Fontaine's (COCO BEFORE CHANEL) clever adaptation of Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel Gemma Bovery is at once a cheeky literary mash-up, a sensuous romance, a witty feminist commentary and a heady celebration of French provincial life.
Fabrice Luchini
Martin Joubert
Gemma Arterton
Gemma Bovery
Jason Flemyng
Charlie Bovery
Isabelle Candelier
Valérie Joubert
Niels Schneider
Hervé de Bressigny
Elsa Zylberstein
Anne Fontaine
Anne Fontaine, Pascal Bonitzer
Philippe Carcassonne, Matthieu Tarot
Christophe Beaucarne
Annette Dutertre
Bruno Coulais
Production Design
Arnaud de Moleron
Costume Design
Pascaline Chavanne
95% - Mar 29, 2015
Gemma Bovery © 2014
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