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Female Filmmaker Friday: Elle s’en va, 2014 (dir. Emmanuelle Bercot)

I wanted to see this film when it was in theaters earlier this year (I’m calling it a 2014 releases because that’s its U.S. release date; sue me), but somehow I missed it and was really bummed. Then the other day I was looking for something to watch on Netflix and it was in the suggested list! Sometimes Netflix gets it so right! This is Emmanuelle Bercot’s third film (she started out as an actress). I haven’t seen her other films, though I want to because this film had a very distinctive tone and I’m curious to see if her other  films feel the same. She wrote this script specifically for Catherine Deneuve and it’s wonderful to see the actress really tear into the material.


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