La Bonne Épouse (How To Be A Good Wife)

Paulette and her husband have been running a housekeeping school. After the sudden death of her husband, Paulette discovers that the school is on the verge of bankruptcy and has to take her responsibilities. French with English subtitles.

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From 2x César Awards winning writer/director Martin Provost, starring Oscar winner Juliette Binoche, 3x César Awards winner Yolande Moreau, and 2x Cannes Film Festival award winner Noémie Lvovsky!

“A trio of actresses in perfect harmony – Binoche is brilliant. Colourful, happy, romantic, and surprisingly modern” (Elle)

“buoyed by a straightforward, easy-going though highly effective sense of humour…hits its mark…a wonderful, good humoured portrayal of the road traveled over the past fifty or so years towards female emancipation” (Cineuropa)

“an ensemble piece that surrounds Binoche with top-notch comic talent, and that has its heart and mind in the right place when it comes to the 1960s archeology of patriarchy, French-style.” (Screen Daily)

Paulette Van Der Beck and her husband have been running the housekeeping school of Bitche in Alsace for many years. Their mission is to train teenage girls to become the perfect housewives at a time when women were expected to be subservient to their husband. After the sudden death of her husband, Paulette discovers that the school is on the verge of bankruptcy and has to take her responsibilities. But while preparations are underway for the best housekeeping competition TV show, she and her lively students start questioning their beliefs as the nation-wide protests of May 1968 transform society around them. Reunited with her first love, André, and with the help of her eccentric stepsister Gilberte and strict nun Marie-Therese, Paulette joins forces with the schoolgirls to overcome their suppressed status and become liberated women.
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