If you’re a fan of literary adaptations, then May is your lucky month. It’ll kick off with Thomas Vinterberg‘s take on Thomas Hardy‘s “Far From The Madding Crowd,” and then closing off the month will be “Gemma Bovery.” It’s a spin on Gustave Flaubert‘s “Madame Bovary,” and after debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, it’s now headed to cinemas and a new U.S. trailer is here.
Directed by Anne Fontaine (“Adore,” “Coco Before Chanel“), the film follows a stunning British woman who moves with her husband to rural France. But soon her presence stirs all sorts of passion, via a local baker and a playboy. But for all the promise, this is one that we found “attempts to bring new heat to an old story, but mostly winds up cooling on the sill.”
“Gemma Bovery” opens on May 29th. Watch below.