Mr. & Mrs. Adelman


Date: Monday, May 7, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Ritz East 

Director: Nicolas Bedos
Genre: Narrative Feature
Country: France | Belgium
Year: 2017
Running Time: 2 hr
Language: In French with English subtitles

Sponsored by: Patricia Saddier-Dana

General Admission: $15
Seniors: $13
Students: FREE! (*Student ID must be presented at the box office)

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Nicolas Bedos and Doria Tillier co-write and co-star in this stylish and witty award-winning French dramedy about the highs, lows, passions, and betrayals of a 40-year marriage.

Sarah, a vivacious journalism student, is determined to make Victor fall in love with her. Unfortunately, after a one-night-stand, Victor gives her the cold shoulder and refuses her attempts to make contact. Instead of longing after Victor, Sarah opts to date his brother and his best friend to spur his jealousy. When her plan succeeds, Sarah and Victor begin a passionate love affair that culminates with plans to marry and start a family. However, like in any good tragicomedy, happiness is fleeting in MR. & MRS. ADELMAN.

It’s hard to deny the on-screen chemistry between Bedos and Tillier. Watching them vacillate between love and hate, tipping the scales of power back and forth between them, is part of what makes this smart and ambitious film so relatable and larger than life. Whether it is money, drugs, or extra-marital affairs, nothing short of death is powerful enough to rip through the foundation the Adelmans built. Theirs is an epic love – wild, irrational, and fiercely tender.

Special Guests:

  • Carina Yervasi | Associate Professor of French, Swarthmore College


For Fans of:

  • Comedies
  • Dramas
  • Doria Tillier
  • French cinema
  • Jewish literature
  • Nicolas Bedos
  • Rom-coms

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Hamptons International Film Festival
  • New York Jewish Film Festival
  • Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival


  • Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature | Hamptons International Film Festival


“A twisty-turvy romp…the final reveal gloriously pulls the rug out just as we thought we’d gleaned a sliver of truth – making this sinuous (and hugely addictive) tale all the more captivating!” (France Today)

Community Partners:

Arcadia University Media and Communication Department

Arcadia University Modern Languages and Cultures Program


Drexel University Co-Op Theatre Company

Fegelson – Young – Feinberg Post 697 Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.



Philadelphia Theatre Company

Temple University Jewish Studies Program

UArts Student Affairs

UArts Film & Video