JEALOUS / Jalouse

Sunday, April 29 – 11:00 am – Renoir Theatre

U.S. Premiere | France | 2017 | Comedy | 107 min | In French with English subtitles

Directed by: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos
Written by: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos
Cinematography: Guillaume Deffontaines
Film Editing: Virginie Bruant
Original Score: Paul-Marie Barbier, Julien Grunberg
Produced by: Éric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer (Mandarin Production), StudioCanal, France 2 Cinéma
Cast: Karin Viard (Nathalie), Anne Dorval (Sophie), Anaïs Demoustier (Mélanie), Thibault De Montalembert (Jean-Pierre)

International Sales: StudioCanal

On the heels of a divorce, French teacher, Nathalie Pêcheux, is suddenly thrown into an emotional tailspin. Seeing happiness all around her, the fragile, wounded woman segues, almost overnight, from loving mother into the proverbial green-eyed monster. Breaking all maternal taboos, she becomes insanely jealous of her beautiful 18-year-old, ballerina daughter. Her wrath subsequently aimed at her best friend, her ex-husband and her colleagues at work, Nathalie proceeds to trash the lives of everyone around her. Consummate comedienne Karin Viard, who was nominated for a César Award as Best Actress for her performance, dives into the role of Nathalie with her usual radiance, flawless timing and deadpan delivery, spiraling out of control and going for the jugular, in this hilarious, moving black comedy. An unsettling portrait of a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

David Foenkinos is an accomplished author, with some 15 novels to his credit. His novel Charlotte (2015) earned him the coveted Prix Renaudot. Stéphane Foenkinos is a seasoned casting director, whose 66 film credits include Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (2011), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s The Tourist (2010) and Robert Zemeckis’ Allied (2016). The Foenkinos brothers joined forces and ventured into feature film directing with Delicacy (2011), starring Audrey Tautou, which was adapted from David’s bestselling novel, La Délicatesse (2009). Jealous — a critical, as well as popular, success in France — is the duo’s sophomore directorial effort.

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