also stars Rhys Ifans, Paul Giamatti, Ezra Miller, and Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Emma’s husband, Charles.
According to The Hollywood Reporter the movie received tepid applause before everyone scurried off to see Birdman, the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu-directed film starring Michael Keaton. Well, I can't say that one doesn't look exciting!
The French classic, Madame Bovary, of course, has been adapted many times. This time around director Barthes is basing her rendition on a small section from the novel. In this version Emma who marries a country doctor, longs for a more exciting and luxurious life; her boredom sends her into debt and infidelity that finally comes at a high price indeed - her life.
So far I haven't been able to find even a teaser trailer but she clearly looks like one unhappy camper. Shot in the Normandy area of France - hey, Dreaming of France friends, this one's for you - by the director's husband, cinematographer Andrij Parekh, the stills at least look exquisite.
The script was written by Barthes along with along with first timer Rose Barreneche along with a little help, I suppose you could say, from Gustave Flaubert. I wonder if he's rolling around in his grave in Rouen at this latest iteration or if he's too busy pondering Gemma Bovary that other Madame Bovary-inspired movie a modern re-imagining of the Flaubert classic. Both movies are due to screen at the Toronto Film Festival (September 4th-14th); Gemma Bovary making its debut while Madame Bovary makes its' second public appearance. Hopefully, a trailer or poster will ensue.