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Gemma Arterton Turns Heads in Exclusive ‘Gemma Bovery’ Poster

Gemma Arterton Turns Heads in Exclusive 'Gemma Bovery' Poster

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Many British actors often feel trapped behind period pieces, with their difficult costumes and restrictive mannerisms, but that’s not an issue facing Gemma Arterton in this classic literary update.

Based on Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel of the same title, “Gemma Bovery” is a reimagining of Flaubert’s literary classic “Madame Bovery.” 

The film’s synopsis reads: “Life begins to imitate art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma (Gemma Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband Charles Bovery (Jason Flemyng) move to the very same Norman village where the novel was written.  Local baker and Flaubert fan Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) falls for the lovely and charming newcomer and sets out to be her mentor.  It doesn’t take long before his wild imagination leads him to draw parallels between the literary and real life woman, as he insinuates himself into her life. She soon finds herself at a crossroads that seems to be fulfilling Joubert’s worst fears that her destiny is mirroring that of Flaubert’s doomed heroine. Director Anne Fontaine’s clever adaptation of the graphic novel  is at once a cheeky literary mash-up, a sensuous romance, a witty feminist commentary, and a heady celebration of French provincial life.”

The exclusive poster is above. “Gemma Bovery” opens May 29 from Music Box Films.

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