Hard Shell, Soft Shell (Fragile)

Five Funny French Films

Hard Shell, Soft Shell (Fragile)

Directed by Emma Benestan
(France, 2021, digital, in French with English subtitles)

A handsome oyster farmer vows to win back his actress girlfriend after a botched proposal. Fragile hijacks the traditional codes of comedy with a joyfully feminist take on contemporary masculinity.

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Generous support has been provided by L’Alliance Française de Houston, Franci Neely, Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro, and Nina and Michael Zilkha.

Young French Cinema is made possible with the support of UniFrance and Villa Albertine in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

Hard Shell, Soft Shell (Fragile)

Directed by Emma Benestan
(France, 2021, 100 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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