Soirée Cinéma: La veuve de St Pierre

Friday, March 10; 7:00pm-10:00pm
Alliance Française de Sacramento’s Library
2420 N Street, Sacramento
In French with English Subtitles


Please join us Friday, March 10; 7:00pm-10:00pm, in-person for the Alliance Française de Sacramento’s next Soirée Cinéma event in our library / screening room. Our March 2023 film is  La veuve de St Pierre, directed by Patrice Leconte, starring Daniel Auteil, Juliette Binoche, Emir Kusturica.

We start promptly at 7:00pm

We will start with a short presentation about the film, watch the film, and then open it up for a lively guided discussion in English.


La veuve de St Pierre 

Director Patrice Leconte
2000 France 112 min

The Widow of Saint-Pierre (La Veuve de Saint-Pierre) 2000 French film directed by Patrice Leconte. In 1849, on the Cod Islands of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, two drunken men commit a senseless murder. One is sentenced to death and must wait in the custody of the captain of the island's guard until a guillotine can arrive from Martinique. During the months of waiting, the convict Neel Auguste becomes the protégé of the captain's wife, Madame La. As she guides Neel to redemption through good works, sobriety, and study, the men of the small French elite who govern the islands criticize the captain for the latitude he gives his wife. He offends them further through his extraordinary love for her, his abrupt manner, and his growing defense of Neel. What will he do when the guillotine arrives? Rated R for a scene of sexuality and brief violence, 112 minutes.

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