One of my favorite films at the Venice Film Festival was writer-director Francois Ozon’s feminist 70s comedy Potiche, starring Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu. Here’s an exclusive first look at Music Box Films’ new poster for the American release on March 25.
Based on the hit comic play, Potiche is set in 1977 in a provincial French town, where Deneuve plays a trophy wife who takes over her husband’s umbrella factory while he is away and loves running it so much that when he returns, she doesn’t want to give it back from him. She has been flirting with an old lover, labor leader Gerard Depardieu, for decades. Even though the vet French star is as big as a house, their scenes together are delicious. This acid-edged comedy is commercial enough to score with a stateside art-house boomer audience.
The subtitled French trailer is below (Music Box will debut a new trailer shortly).