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Directed by Diane Kurys

2013, in French with English subtitles

France

110 minutes

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HOUSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

For a Woman

Pour une femme

Two brothers fall for the same woman in Diane Kurys’s historical melodrama set in both 1950s and 1980s Lyon. When a writer (noted French actress Sylvie Testud) decides to write a screenplay about her parents, she discovers a photograph of her mother and a man she does not recognize. What follows is the filmmaker’s semi-autobiographical tale of a postwar ménage-à-trois between a Jewish tailor, his mysterious brother, and a young mother. Romance and suspense combine to create an absorbing, emotionally driven story by the director of such pivotal films as Entre nous and C’est la vie.

"Luminous! [A] beautifully crafted historical melodrama!" —Hollywood Reporter