Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Gemma Bovery

Year: 2013
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 99 minutes

Gemma Bovery

When an English couple moves into a quaint village in Normandy, their curious neighbor Martin finds himself obsessed with the stunning young wife Gemma. His fascination leads to strange behavior; a harmless but dedicated stalker, he’s relentless in his hope she’ll return his affection. He compares her to Madame Bovary, the adulterous housewife character from Gustave Flaubert’s book of the same name. While his fantasies begin to materialize, it’s not Martin she ends up cheating with. Instead, it’s the dashing but somewhat cocky Niels, a law student who lives nearby. Their affair only fuels Martin’s obsession, who constantly spies on them and eventually hatches a plan to break them up. But Gemma’s infidelity issues go much further than he thought, as she’s tangled in a web that could destroy her. GEMMA BOVERY isn't just a tale of love and obsession, though. It also balances drama with the comedic antics of Martin, played brilliantly by Fabrice Luchini. It’s a surprisingly fun rom-com both sexes can enjoy. (In English and French with subtitles) – E.F.

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Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Anne Fontaine

Anne Fontaine is an award-winning French filmmaker from Luxembourg. She was trained in dance as a child and later became a theater actress before embarking on a career in film. Fontaine is married to film producer, Philippe Carcassonne.

Filmography
"Love Affairs Usually End Badly" (1993), "Augustin" (1995), "Dry Cleaning" (1997), "Augustin, King Of Kung-Fu" (1999), "How I Killed My Father" (2001), "Nathalie..." (2003), "In His Hands" (2005), "Oh La La!" (2006), "The Girl From Monaco" (2008), "Coco Before Chanel" (2009), "My Worst Nightmare" (2011), "Adore" (2013), GEMMA BOVERY (2013)

Producers
Matthieu Tarot, Philippe Carcassonne

Screenwriting
Anne Fontaine, Pascal Bonitzer

Cinematography
Christophe Beaucarne

Editing
Annette Dutertre

Principal Cast
Gemma Arterton, Fabrice Luchini, Jason Flemyng, Niels Schneider

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