Lexiophiles TGIFilm Selection No. 189

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It’s Friday again!! And it does not matter if it’s winter or summer time, I bet all of you appreciate a good movie on the weekend, right!? ;) So, from today, we will include our TGIF Film selection for your weekend!

The French Lumière brothers were the earliest filmmakers in history! For a great start, read about a movie proceeding from the birthplace of cinema: France! Enjoy it!

François Ozon’s Huit Femmes

When? 1950s. Where? In the French countryside. Who? Eight women and a corpse.
In the middle of the winter, eight women find themselves locked in a mansion with no contact with the outside world. One is the murderess but who? Each hides her own secrets, helping the culprit to hide among other lies.

Eight Women is a 2002 movie featuring some of the most famous French actresses, set in a captivating plot, revealing one by one the vices those women have been hiding so well. While the genre is clearly murder-mystery movie, some unusual aspects are thrown in as the movie progresses. One of the most remarkable ones is the musical scenes inserted, each woman gets to sing a few lines, starting with rather airy tunes, gradually going for heavier melodies.

The movie chiefly focuses on the different relationships established – wife/daughter, employer/employee – and its continuous dismantlement. Roles and positions change until the characters are all stripped down to what they really are: women. No more, no less.

The movie features Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert and Fanny Ardant and was also the springboard to Ludivine Sagnier’s carrier.

Check the trailer:

Hope you like it! ;)

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