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The President's Wife

- OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival -

The legendary Catherine Deneuve plays the French icon Bernadette Chirac in this hilarious comedy based on actual events. It’s 1995, and Jacques Chirac has just been elected President of the French Republic. When Bernadette Chirac steps into the Elysée, she’s ready for the recognition she deserves, having tirelessly stood by her husband’s side on his journey to the presidency. Instead, she finds herself brushed off as old-fashioned, cold and sour-tempered. With the help of her chief of staff, Bernard Niquet, Bernadette begins a campaign to restore her reputation and assert her role as first lady. In her debut film, documentarian Léa Domenach skilfully blurs the lines between fact and fiction, presenting an engrossing portrait of an unexpected feminist icon. You will find yourself smiling, laughing, and empathising with this delightful character, flawlessly personified by the wonderful Deneuve. The President’s Wife is a must-see in this year’s lineup!

Comedy MOffensive language93 Mins
Languages: French
Subtitles: Yes
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