Sunday, August 25, 2013

8 Women



2002 French Feature
Alternate Title: 8 femmes

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux,  Ludivine Sagnier and Firmine Richard
Director: François Ozon
Writer: François Ozon and Marina de Van, based on the play Huit femmes by Robert Thomas

Synopsis:
A family Christmas gathering is disturbed by the patriarch's murder, and the eight female members of the household are all suspects, each with a tale to tell and secrets to hide.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 79% / Audience: 74%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 64% / Audience: 6.1%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



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Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost" Award and Silver Berlin Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement (Ardant, Béart, Darrieux, Deneuve, Huppert, Ledoyen, Richard and Sagnier).
  • European Film Award for Best Actress (Ardant, Béart, Darrieux, Deneuve, Huppert, Ledoyen, Richard and Sagnier).
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Director François Ozon initially envisioned a remake of George Cukor's 1939 film The Women, but eventually settled on Robert Thomas's 1958 play Huit femmes after legal reasons prevented him from doing so.
  • The soundtrack features eight songs, each performed by the film's eight title characters.
  • Each woman represents a different flower.

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