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La Belle Saison


Sun 17 Apr 2016, 7:00pm–9:30pm

Where: Rialto Cinema, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: fundraisingqjy

For her tenth feature French director Catherine Corsini has chosen a love story set against the backdrop of the burgeoning feminist movement in France during the 1970s. It’s a fascinating look at how far women have come over the last four decades in their fight for equality and the changes in the way society views homosexuality. At the same time it’s both a stark reminder of the battle women faced for control of their own bodies and an uplifting celebration of the female solidarity that grew from the feminist movement. Beligan actress Cécile de France (Carole) and Izia Higelin (Delphine) are wholly convincing as the star-crossed lovers whose sexual attraction comes as a surprise to them both. One is a bourgeois, intellectual whose feminist principals are fiercely debated and discussed amongst like-minded individuals while the other is a farmer’s daughter who witnesses female inequality on a daily basis.

Interestingly, Corsini named her two female leads after two prominent figures of the feminist movement in France. Director Carole Roussopoulos, who filmed the first street march by the gay community on May 1, 1970 and the actress and radical feminist Delphine Seyrig.

This event is part of The Auckland Women's Centre's fundraising activities, to ensure its continued support for the empowerment of women.

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