Fabulous and very French...Gemma Bovery Film
Bonjour à tous,
I hope that you had a fabulous weekend. Mine was spent up a scaffolding tower painting, 6 metre high walls are no fun to paint as I am finding out. I was perched on the tower whilst French Boyfriend was moving me around, not an east apparatus to move and I am not a fan of heights but the base coat is done with two additional coats to go.
We watched the Gemma Bovery film samedi soir and we both really enjoyed it.
I first read about it on the alliance française film festival website which had this to say about the film...
This charming retelling of the classic Madame Bovary story is a visual feast, from the picturesque countryside to the so-good-you-can-almost-taste-it patisserie. Gemma Arterton is the playfully updated version of France’s most famous heroine with Fabrice Luchini as the smitten baker and film’s narrator. Complications ensue when Gemma meets a dashing aristocrat - just as the plot unfolds in the book.
Skilfully directed by Anne Fontaine, who also made the similarly sumptuous Coco Before Chanel, Gemma Bovery is based on the popular graphic novel by Posy Simmonds. Balancing real sensuality and hilarious one-liners, this is an endearing film about the dangers of stirring passions, with Arterton radiant as the titular bored housewife and Luchini delightful as always in the role of the comically obsessed baker.
What is there not to like about this film....a beautiful girl, a charming French man, fabulous French house filmed in the stunning French countryside.....it gets a thumbs up from me.
It made me want to move to Normandy and I am sure that it will you. On that note, it is back to reality I must go...
très bon semaine à tous, Leeann