For a Woman

Director/Writer: Diane Kurys
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Year: 2013
Running Time: 110 min
Language: French with English subtitles
Date: Monday, March 24, 7:30 pm
Location: The Gershman Y
Premiere Status: Philadelphia Premiere
Festival & Awards: Official Selection Brussels Film Festival | Official Selection NYJFF |Official Selection WJFF


ForAWomanAfter her mother’s death, Anne, a young film director, discovers an old family photo that throws her understanding of her parents, Michael and Léna, into question. In a journey that stretches back from the 1980s to postwar France, Anne’s research reveals a dark family secret that intertwines an unexpected player with Anne’s own destiny. Handsomely shot and stylishly costumed, this semi-autobiographical period drama by veteran Director Diane Kurys, features French stars Benoit Magimel, Melanie Thierry, Nicolas Duvauchelle, and Sylvie Testud.

Special Guest: Dr. Robert Weiner, Jones Professor of History at Lafayette College

Sponsored in part by the Honickman Foundation and Nadine Liez-Weiner and Bart Weiner.

Speaker Sponsor: The Lubert Family Foundation

Community Partners: Philadelphia Film Society, Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, The Alliance Française de Philadelphie, The Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Consortium of Holocaust Educators of Greater Philadelphia