Thursday, May 2nd
WOMEN’S OPENING NIGHT
VENUE: INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
VIP EVENT: 6:45 – 8 pm
FILM TIME: 8:15 pm
Twelve years after her explosive debut, Baise-moi, Virginie Despentes is back with the decidedly lighter tale of two middle-aged women struggling to rekindle their teen-aged romance after three decades. 40-year-old Gloria (Béatrice Dalle) is still a volatile, art-punk drifter in the north-eastern city of Nancy. Frances (Emmanuelle Béart) has settled into a comfortably bourgeois life of marriage (to a gay man) and a career in television. With passionate performances and a kickass soundtrack (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bérurier Noir), this is a film for anybody who has ever wondered about the possibility – or wisdom – of trying to recapture their first big love.
Directed by Virginie Despentes. France. 2011. 87 min. French with English subtitles.