JEALOUS / JALOUSE (N/C 15+)
Following international success for their breakout debut, Delicacy, directing and screenwriting brothers David and Stéphane Foenkinos join forces again for an acerbic and dark comedy about a complex middle-class woman re-assessing her life. Upon turning 50, divorced literature teacher Nathalie (Karin Viard) slowly devolves from an accomplished professional and loving mother into an irritable, narcissistic and jealous monster who detests the happiness and success of others around her. The Foenkinos brothers avoid neatly packaged answers to the many questions that swirl around this conundrum.
Cast Karin Viard, Anne Dorval, Anaïs Demoustier, Thibault de Montalembert
Director David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos | 2017 | France | 102 mins | UK distributor STUDIOCANAL
An excellent comedy, both honest and touching, dominated by the presence of Karin Viard. – Cineuropa
Glasgow Film Theatre | Thursday 8th November 20:20
Edinburgh Filmhouse | Friday 9th November 18:15
Leicester Phoenix | Saturday 24th November 18:15