Unless otherwise noted, all Summer Series screenings are at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $9 for students and $13 for adults, and are available online at windsorfilmfestival.com or on the evening of the screening at the Capitol box office.
The WIFF Summer Series continues on Wednesday, June 5th with a captivating evening of fiction and documentary feature films from France.
Thérèse Desqueyroux @ 6.15 pm
Director Claude Miller, France 2012
Starring Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche, and Anaïs Demoustier
François Mauriac’s1927 novel of French provincial life has been gloriously brought to the screen by the inestimable Claude Miller, who passed away shortly after completing the film. Sumptuously photographed to capture the full beauty of the pine-forested Landes area in southwest France, Thérèse Desqueyroux is a beautifully conceived costume melodrama of exquisite taste. Miller has done a superb job detailing the ins and outs of Thérèse’s marriage to a landowning neighbour, who is more interested in his dogs and the hunt than in attending to the wishes and needs of his young bride.
Step Up to the Plate (Entre les bras) @ 8.30 pm
Director Paul Lacoste, France 2012
In 2009, world-renowned French chef Michel Bras, the owner of a three Michelin-star restaurant in France's Aubrac region, decided to hand over the business to his son Sébastien. Having built up the family name over the course of decades, Bras now enters uncertain territory as he negotiates this difficult generational transition. Is it possible to pass on one's life's work? Is it possible for a son to emerge from the shadow of his feted father? Giving insight into the life and art of one of the world's greatest chefs, Entre les bras is an absorbing documentary about work ethics, family ties, and impeccable cuisine.
WIFF prides itself in providing opportunities to support the art of film through its exhibition, education, and community outreach programs. As a not-for-profit organization, it is committed to introducing Canadian, International and local films to the Windsor-Essex and the Greater Detroit communities.
Keep Wednesday, June 26th free for the next installment in the WIFF Summer Series @ the Capitol.
All screenings to take place at the Capitol Theatre.
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