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SCREENING: 8 Women by François Ozon

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 AT 7:00 PM

at La Maison Française - Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

FREE ADMISSION

Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot.

SECURITY RULES: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy.

NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION OR PROPER ID

Name on reservation must match ID.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.


8 WOMEN/8 FEMMES BY FRANCOIS OZON
2002 - France - 118 min

In French with English subtitles

As part of its Fall film series "Dance, Sing, Play!," the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of the 2002 film 8 Women by François Ozon.

At an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season...But there will be no celebration - their beloved patriarch has been murdered!

The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His spinster sister-in-law? His miserly mother-in-law? Maybe the insolent chambermaid or the loyal housekeeper? Could it possibly have been one of his two pretty young daughters? A surprise visit from the victim's chic sister sends the household into a tizzy, encouraging hysterics, exacerbating rivalries, and encompassing musical interludes. Comedic situations arise with the revelations of dark family secrets. Seduction dances with betrayal. The mystery of the female psyche is revealed.

Eight women. Each is a suspect. Each has a motive. Each has a secret. Beautiful, tempestuous, intelligent, sensual, and dangerous...One of them is guilty. Which one is it?

Dressed to kill with glamorous costumes and colorful art direction and set decoration showcasing the women's individual musical numbers, 8 Women stars a dazzling ensemble of cinema icons and popular actresses: Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux, Ludivine Sagnier, and Firmine Richard.

Online registration is required for this screening.

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This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5 Monde and the French-American Cultural Foundation.

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