Guess we’re all interested in the upcoming Therese D or Thérèse Desqueyroux movie, which closed Cannes Film Festival, simply because it stars Audrey Tautou, best known to us from the 2001′ French movie Amelie.
Directed by Claude Miller, this movie centers on a woman trapped in a disappointing marriage who tries to reclaim her freedom by any means.
Based on Francois Mauriac’s novel Thérèse Desqueyroux, movie is set in France, late 1920’s. It follows Thérèse, young woman who marries her neighbor Bernard Desqueyroux. Bernard, played by Gilles Lellouche, tolerates his brilliant, passionate young wife’s strong character and opinions, but she soon finds herself suffocated by the boredom of her provincial life and her husband’s intellectual mediocrity.
She dreams of Paris, longs for stimulation and culture and, despite herself, starts to seek a way out. Until the day Bernard gets intoxicated with deadly arsenic… What starts as a mistake turns into an attempt to poison him. Thérèse is found out and, in addition to being disgraced in both her own and her husband’s families, she must face justice for her attempted murder.
As you already see from these clips, it definitely looks that Tautou did some great job with Therese D.
The rest of the cast is not bad at all and includes Anais Demoustier, Stanley Weber, Yves Jacques and Isabelle Sadoyan.
Therese D is the last film from late French helmer Claude Miller, who died April 4 after suffering from a long illness.
By dedicating the closing night to him, Festival de Cannes, along with his family, friends, producers, and distributors, will pay tribute to the memory of Claude Miller.
Let us know what you think about this one.