Catherine Deneuve is brilliant in Léa Domenach’s debut film, Bernadette, a biopic of the French first lady, Bernadette Chirac. Having worked in the shadows to support her husband in his political career, Bernadette was expecting to get the recognition she deserved when she moved in the Elysée Palace following the election of President Jacques Chirac. She soon managed to steal the spotlight and become a major media figure. Lying between reality and fiction, this delicious comedy features venomous lines and absurd gags, shining a new light on the first lady who became an icon of the nineties.
The film will be released exclusively at Ciné Lumière from 5 Jan 2024.