Foreign Film Night

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Palisades Free Library
Marie H. Firestone Community Room

Event Details

Join us for a special after-hours showing of a foreign film from Kanopy's extensive catalog. Refreshments will be served. Please register. We will be showing Potiche (2010, 103 min., Dir: Francois Ozon, In French with English subtitles).

Potiche: In Potiche, it's 1977 and women's liberation is in the air but Suzanne (Catherine Deneuve) is still the self-effacing, elegant housewife of wealthy industrialist Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini). Pujol oversees his umbrella factory with an iron fist and is equally tyrannical with his children and & trophy housewife; When the workers go on strike and take Robert hostage, Suzanne steps in to manage the factory. To everyone's surprise, she proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. Her new role throws her back in touch with union leader Gerard Depardieu, a romantic fling from the past that still has sparks. When Robert returns from a restful cruise looking to reassert himself, things get complicated. Directed with superb style by Francois Ozon ("Swimming Pool") and based on the popular 1970's French stage play by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy (Cactus Flower).


Event Type(s): Adult
Anya Berg, Adult Services Librarian
(845) 359-0136

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