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Jewish Film Fest: For a Woman (France, 2013, 110 min.)

Selection from the Jewish Film Festival.  Summary lifted from the JFF flyer by Brian, 6/16/14.

In French with English subtitles.

Inspired by the director's own family memoir, the film opens in 1980s France as young novelist Anne (Sylvie Testud) scours through photos and letters that trigger an investigation into her shadowy past.   Flash back to postwar France, where pretty newlywed Lena (Melanie Thierry) and Jewish husband Michel (Benoit Magimel), a Ukranian-born tailor and staunch communist, are settling into a new life in Lyon, opening a fledgling suit shop beneath their apartment.  Previously imprisoned together at the Rivesaltes internment camp, Lena owes her escape to Michel.  Their tenuous domestic arrangement is upset by the unexpected arrival of Michel's long-lost brother Jean (Nicolas Duvauchelle).  An inconvenient attraction develops between Lena and her brother-in-law, while swirling political debate and a manhunt for Nazi war criminals overtake them.

Meet at the Little theater between the cafe and the ticket booth for 2-5.  If people are interested, we could stop at the Belgian Bar (Victoire) for a quick beer and discussion.

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  • Brian

    Great French film. Didn't know how it would end until the end. Enjoyable.

    July 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make this one on such a short notice [I just signed up] but would definitely make the next one..

    July 15, 2014

  • John B.

    Sorry, I can't make it.
    It's complicated.
    It's been great to see several of you lately, including new acquaintances. Hope to be able to attend at the beginning of next month.

    July 15, 2014

  • Brian

    July 7, 2014

  • Lisa C.

    I would like to go but I don't like to drive downtown at such a late hour.

    July 6, 2014

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