For a Woman
Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 6:30 pm
Location: The Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway
Admission: Admission to this film series is free and open to the public.
In her mid-thirties, Anne knows practically nothing of her family’s past. After her mother’s death, she discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at the lives of her parents, Michael and Lena. The couple met in a concentration camp during WW ll, later moving to France to start a life together. Her research soon uncovers the existence of a mysterious uncle everyone seems intent on forgetting. As she closes in on a discovery she didn’t expect, her father grows ill, and Anne fears he may take the family secret to his grave. In a journey that stretches from post-war France into the 1980s, she eventually unravels the story and learns of her mother’s secret love. Inspired by the director’s own family history this artfully restrained drama was featured at over twenty Film Festivals. Marci Schmitt of The Minneapolis Star Tribune says, "Director Diane Kurys paints an evocative, witty portrait of love, longing, ideology and desolation in post-World War II France.” [2013, France, Runtime: 110 min, Not Rated, French with English Subtitles].
Watch the trailer.