This December, World Movies showcases four of the greatest career-defining films from the grande dame of French cinema: Catherine Deneuve. A 13-time César Award nominee and two time winner, Deneuve’s career spans over four decades.
Monday 7 December 8.30pm – Potiche
When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader.
Monday 14 December 8.30pm – The Last Metro
Winner of 10 César Awards, celebrated filmmaker Fran√ßois Truffaut explores the dynamics in the relationship between members of a theatre company up against a backdrop of hostility and fear.
Monday 21 December 8.30pm – In The Courtyard
Antoine is too depressed to go on playing in his rock band. After wandering in the streets, he decides to seek an occupation. Unskilled as he is, he is lucky to be hired as the caretaker of an old Paris apartment building.
Monday 28 December 8.30pm – 8 Women
Fran√ßois Ozon directs a roll call of French female legends including Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Fanny Ardant and Emmanuelle Beart, in this madcap Agatha Christie-style musical murder-mystery.