Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds), Lou de Laâge (Respire), Emmanuelle Bercot (Mon Roi), Martine Chevallier (Jefferson in Paris), Benjamin Voisin (Summer of ’85), Cédric Khan (The Anarchists), Grégoire Bonnet (Bastille Day)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Mélanie Laurent (Galveston), director, writer; Axelle Boucaï (The Mustang) and Alain Goldman (La Vie En Rose), producers; Nicolas Karakatsanis (Triple 9), cinematographer; Anny Danché (La Belle Époque), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In late 19th century Paris, women who are deemed to be rebellious or difficult are declared insane and institutionalised. One such woman, Eugénie (de Laâge), is placed at the Salpêtrière hospital, and makes a daring attempt to escape…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Inglourious Basterds break-out Mélanie Laurent directs, writes and stars in this historical thriller which explores the dehumanising treatment of women in French society, and invites curious audiences into a world of ravenous psychoanalysis while also giving them a thrilling story to get lost in.