2014 (UK | France | Canada |
Belgium) (Drama, Romance, War)
Starring: Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Margot Robbie
Director: Saul Dibb
A Member’s Choice Film. Based on the best-selling book by Irene Nemirovsky and set during the German occupation of France in the 1940’s, Suite Française tells the story of Lucille Angellier as she awaits news from her husband, a prisoner of war. As Parisian refugees pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers’ homes, Lucile’s life is turned upside down – further complicated by the arrival of refined German officer, Bruno. A story of the power of love and the tragedy of war.
Suite Française is handsomely made, boasts two exceptional central performances and is fine filmmaking well worth watching.