Based on the novel by Madeleine Bourdouxhe, GILLES' WIFE is a haunting tale of love and betrayal in a small mining town on the outskirts of France. In this startling film from director Frédérin Fonteyne (AN AFFAIR OF LOVE), Emmanuelle Devos (KINGS AND QUEEN) gives an extraordinary performance as a devoted wife who struggles to save her marriage when she suspects her husband is having an affair with her younger sister.
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Meticulous photography, detailed set design and art direction. A period piece set in 1930’s France starring Emmanuelle Devos playing a wife waiting for an end of her husband’s lovesickness over her sister. Director Fonteyne takes us through a year marked by changing seasons and growth of a newborn baby. The entire film is Devos. We studying her in longsuffering silence putting up with Gilles’ teenage-like angst most often demonstrated in fits of jealous rage or brokenhearted gloom. Perfect acting and beautiful to watch in this unusual story with not much dialogue but lots to study.
Thought provoking, but very bizarre! Surprising ending!
typical french love story
I liked it. Men Ha!!
It makes to think about life.