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How to Be a Good Wife


France 2020, 109 minutes
Dir. Martin Provost
In French with English subtitles
Rating: [M] Nudity & sex scenes
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Comedy, Drama

Topics: Period 1960s.


“Though it's miles from the French New Wave provocations of the era, this breezy satire sows the seeds of rebellion through escalating farce, a winning comedic ensemble, and a dash of queer longing.”~Luke Goodsell, ABC News (Australia)

Aroview: Feather lite French comedy set in 1968, with the predictably scene-stealing Juliette Binoche playing an immaculate and morally upright teacher at a school which trains teenage girls to become subservient housewives.

Her ideals are threatened when a nationwide protest movement spurs the school's pupils towards liberation, and a long-lost first love returns into her life unexpectedly. An entertaining, undemanding satire with a tender heart.

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  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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