Two Lives Plus One (Deux vies plus une, France 2007), an engrossing, light-hearted drama about a devoted wife and mother following her literary passion, and the subsequent response of her family and friends, directed by Idit Cebula, will open at SFFS Screen at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas on Friday, October 3.
“Eliane Weiss (almond-eyed, mischievous-under-a-smooth-surface Emmanuelle Devos) is an elementary schoolteacher in Paris who is fiercely attentive to the needs of everyone in her life, from her old-fashioned husband and her daughter to her neurotic widowed mother and her pupils. Attentive to everyone, that is, except herself. So her friends and family are puzzled and their tongues sent a-wagging as they notice their obliging Eliane suddenly taking her writing practice seriously and becoming, mon dieu!, independent. She takes up smoking, buys a laptop and spends a few too many late nights with a handsome young publisher. What is happening to Eliane?
Cebula’s charming comedic drama tracks Eliane’s gradual awakening to her own voice as a writer set against the conventional stresses of her daily life. Women’s lib should be old news in Eliane’s world, but it is touching to watch Devos’s character bloom, awkwardly, to the befuddlement of those around her. Trés charmant!” —Marie-Jo Mont-Reynaud, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
Written by Idit Cebula. Photographed by Stephan Massis. With Emmanuelle Devos, Gérard Darmon. In French with English subtitles. 90 min. Distributed by Seventh Art Releasing.
At the Sundance Kabuki all seats are reserved and an amenities fee is in effect for most shows. Tickets will be available through the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas box office, at kiosks in the lobby and online at www.sundancecinemas.com with print-at-home capability. San Francisco Film Society members will receive discounted admission to SFFS Screen programs at the box office only (not online or at the lobby kiosks). More info at www.sffs.org.
Official Website: http://www.sffs.org/
Added by cinesoul on September 30, 2008