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18th(2016)



Katell QUILLÉVÉRÉ

  • France
  • 2013
  • 94min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Family Growth/Independence

SYNOPSIS

Sisters Suzanne and Maria have an intensely close relationship. They experience a happy childhood even though their mother died when they were still very young. Nicolas, their father copes as best he can, sometimes loving, sometimes uncomfortable, until the day that Suzanne becomes pregnant. Charly is born; the family expands. Years go by and Suzanne meets Julien, a young man who is a bit of a hoodlum. They fall deeply in love. Suzanne will go away with him, abandoning everything behind her


 
 

PROGRAM NOTE


 


 After her debut feature La pointe courte (1955) and
 Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962), Agnès VARDA, who wrote
 the songs of the film reconstructs the historical and
 feminist context of the time.
 At that time, the feminist commitment of well-known
 personalities such as Jeanne MOREAU, Marguerite
 DURAS, Catherine DENEUVE, and Delphine SEYRIG
 will be decisive and allow personal stories to join the
 great collective history and finally move on from a
 \'private\' to a much more political field! Pomme and
 Suzanne\'s pursuit of happiness is interconnected to
 their involvement in common commitments and the
 discovery of female solidarity.
 In the history of this battle, the BOBIGNY trial resulted
 in the legalization of abortion (17 January 1975)
 advocated by Simone Veil then Minister of Health who
 after her hardest political fight obtains from the French
 Parliament the decriminalization of abortion.
 Rare French mainstream feature drama to have
 dealt with this subject in the 1970s, the film shows
 two aspects of women\'s history in France: first, the
 women\'s rights movements that demand the control
 over their own bodies; secondly, the emergence of a
 women\'s cinema.
 If the film\'s backdrop is that of the women\'s rights
 movement, it is to youth that Agnès VARDA dedicates
 her story, a generation that was not really politically
 committed, but that the director chooses to embody in
 a joyous activism and egalitarian demands for a better
 society.
 Always ranging from documentary to fiction, Agnès
 VARDA is a living example of Simone de Beauvoir\'s
 words and feminist worldwide slogan: \"One is not born
 a woman, one becomes one.\" [Jackie BUET]
 

Director

  • Katell QUILLÉVÉRÉKatell QUILLÉVÉRÉ

    After studying film and philosophy in Paris, Katell QUILLEVÉRÉ co-founded The Brive Festival with Seebastien BAILLY in 2004 and worked as an organizer for the first three years. In 2005, her first short With All My Migh was screened at the Directors\' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and Suzanne was nominated for the 2014 César Awards. She revisited the Directors\' Fortnight in 2010 with her first feature film Love Like Poison, which was also crowned with the Prix Jean Vigo. Suzanne is her second feature film.

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