Audrey Tautou is an unhappily married woman who struggles to break free from social pressures? Yes, that’s exactly the thing with Therese Desqueryroux (aka Thérèse), Claude Miller‘s upcoming drama which premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Head inside to check out the latest posters, images and a brand new clip from the movie which is set to hit limited theaters this August! Doesn’t look bad at all…
As we previously reported, Therese is an adaption of the François Mauriac novel of the same name, first published in 1927. Unfortunately, it’s the last work of director Claude Miller, who died in April 2012.
The story, set in France (late 1920) revolves around a woman named Thérèse, who marries her charming and free spirited neighbor Bernard Desqueyroux, and together they join their properties forming a vast estate.
The rest of the plot goes like this:
Bernard has a forceful personality, but she is still fascinated by this young man and his opinions. However, she is quickly stifled by the tedium of provincial life and the intellectual mediocrity of her husband. She dreams of Paris, longing for stimulation and culture, and despite herself, starts looking for a way to escape. Until the day Bernard almost poisons himself with arsenic. What starts as an accident quickly turns into an attempt at poisoning. Thérèse is discovered and disgraced in her own family, as well as that of her husband.
Beside Audrey Tautou who plays Thérèse Desqueyroux and Gilles Lellouche who stars as her husband Bernard Desqueyroux, the rest of the cast also includes Anaïs Demoustier, Catherine Arditi, Isabelle Sadoyan, Stanley Weber and Francis Perrin.
As usual – make sure you click on all these images & posters to enlarge, and don’t forget – Thérèse is set to hit limited theaters on August 23rd, 2013.