Saint Cyr + Q&A with director Patricia Mazuy | Institut français du Royaume-Uni
Saint Cyr

Thu 9 Jun

Saint Cyr + Q&A with director Patricia Mazuy

Cert. 18

Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

119 mins

in French with English subtitles

France | 2000 | col | dir. Patricia Mazuy, with Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Simon Regianni, Jean-François Balmer

Adapted from a historical novel by Yves Dangerfield, Patricia Mazuy’s film features Huppert as Madame de Maintenon, the secret wife of Louis XIV, who runs a pious but liberal boarding school for young girls. In an attempt to expiate her past, Madame de Maintenon plunges into religion and soon imposes stricter rules. In a magnificent role worthy of her talent, Isabelle Huppert is bewitching in her command of emotions in this modern take on an eternal drama.

Followed by a Q&A with director Patricia Mazuy



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