SPRINGFIELD–The Fall International Film Festival begins at the Springfield Free Public Library today (Wednesday, Oct. 19.) The library will screen “Potiche” (2010) at noon and 7 p.m.
In the film, Catherine Deneuve plays Suzanne, a trophy wife (or “potiche”) who steps in to manage the umbrella factory run by her tyrannical husband (Fabrice Luchini) after the workers go on strike and take him hostage. To everyone’s surprise, she proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. But when her husband returns from a restful cruise in top form, things get complicated. Gerard Depardieu plays a former union leader and Suzanne’s ex-beau who still holds a flame for her. In French with English subtitles. Rated R. 103 minutes.
The Fall International Film Festival will continue in November and December with screenings of “The Swimsuit Issue” and “Bride Flight.”
Funding for the film program has been made possible in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and by the Friends of the Springfield Free Public Library.
Admission is free and refreshments are served. Assistive listening devices are available upon request. The Springfield Free Public Library is located at 66 Mountain Avenue. For additional information, call 1-973-376-4930 or visit www.sfplnj.org.
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