• January 21 at 7:30 pm
  • Alliance française Toronto - ONLINE
Movie Thursdays - Sofa-Thursdays

1 / RSVP here.
2 / Get the viewing link before the movie.
3 / Grab your popcorn and enjoy the movie!


Why did we chose this film? 

Martin Provost's film criticizes gender norms and is unique due to its setting. As it begins, text appears on the screen to remind us that young girls were destined to be wives and perfect mothers. They were sent to schools specialized in making proper women out of them, meaning homemakers. The satire revels in a campy ironic perspective on ancien régime sexual politics.


The quote that made us think:

''My mother says she's going to go to Paris to join the feminists.

- The what?

- The feminists.

- Who's that?

- The feminists. The women who want to be equal to men.''


Synopsis :

1967. Paulette Van Der Beck ardently runs her home help institution. She is assisted by Marie-Thérèse, a nun, former resistance fighter and adorer of General de Gaulle, and by Gilberte, her sister-in-law, a cooking teacher and Adamo fan.

The three women will be confronted with the revolutionary wave of May 1968, which will make them question their certainties.








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