(Period drama) 1857. A courtroom. The prosecutor and defense counsel prepare to face off. Between them on trial: Gustave Flaubert. Madame Bovary is charged with obscenity and offending public morals. As the two sides lay out their cases, the novel springs to life. The trial is a reality check for us, rekindling the debate over the status of women at the time.
Key Cast: Camille Metayer, Thierry Godart
Distributor: Newen Connect
Pitch Perfect: “A romantic adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s classic, exploring the heroine’s state of mind and her emotions. A beautiful yet dramatic human story, modernizing the original story to reach a wider audience while being rooted in actuality by questioning women’s social status. Commissioned by France 2.” —Leona Connell, EVP, Distribution