Mademoiselle Chambon

Directed by Stéphane Brizé

Release Year: 2009
Running Time: 101
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles [audio]
     

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Screening Info
Cast
Aure Atika [Anne-Marie]
Sandrine Kiberlain [Véronique Chambon]
Vincent Lindon [Jean]

Crew
Directed by Stéphane Brizé

A love story that has bewitched audiences and critics worldwide, MADEMOISELLE CHAMBON is an "exquisite chamber piece" (LA Times) that delicately captures the initial stirrings of romance.

Vincent Lindon plays Jean, a burly and happily married housing contractor. One fateful afternoon, he picks up his son (Arthur Le Houérou) from school and meets the teacher, a willowy beauty named Mademoiselle Chambon (Sandrine Kiberlain). Their flirtation slowly builds over lingering glances and an impromptu violin solo in Chambon's apartment. Like the classical music they swoon over, their relationship builds through subtle movements: the tilt of a head, or an inadvertent brush of the cheek, fills their hearts with longing. Jean soon comes to a crossroads, having to choose between the intensity of his bond with Chambon or the responsibility and care he feels for his wife (Aure Atika) and child.

A "beautifully observed" (NY Magazine) evocation of what it feels like to fall dizzyingly in love, Mademoiselle Chambon won the Cesar (the French Oscar) for best Adapted Screenplay, and is an unqualified triumph for director Stéphane Brizé.

Educational Reviews

"Like a great musical composer, director Stephane Brize uses silence just as artfully as he does sound, letting a character’s physiognomy express longings that dialogue can’t always articulate. Highly recommended" -Video Librarian

"Recommended." - Educational Media Reviews Online

Critical Acclaim

"NEARLY PERFECT" Stephen Holden, The New York Times (Critic¹s Pick)

"DEEPLY MOVING" Kenneth Turan, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

"...PASSIONATE" New York Magazine

Vincent Lindon Sandrine Kiberlain MADEMOISELLE CHAMBON A film by Stéphane Brizé

WINNER César Award Best Adapted Screenplay

"...made with the kind of sensitivity and nuance that's become almost a lost art." Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times

"Thoughtful and endearing" Variety

"An emotionally incandescent love story." New York Post

A love story that has bewitched audiences and critics worldwide, Mademoiselle Chambon is an "exquisite chamber piece" (LA Times) that delicately captures the initial stirrings of romance.

Awards

  • WINNER César Award Best Adapted Screenplay

    Best Foreign Film Nominee Independent Spirit Awards

Press Kit

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