Gemma Bovery in Toronto theatres – Dec 5, 2014 [fr]


Gemma Bovery, a 2014 French drama film based on the 1999 graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, opens in Toronto on December 5, 2014. The film premiered in the Special Presentations section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.


Martin is an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster, more or less willingly transformed into the baker in a Norman village. All that remains of his youthful ambitions is a lively imagination and just as lively a passion for great literature, Gustave Flaubert in particular. We can sense his excitement when an English couple with bizarrely familiar names moves into a small farm nearby. Not only are the names of the new arrivals Gemma and Charles Bovery, but their behaviour also seems to be inspired by Flaubert’s heroes. For the creator lying dormant in Martin, what an opportunity to manhandle not only his daily dough, but the fates of flesh and blood characters too! But pretty Gemma Bovery has not read the classics, and is intent on living her own life…

Original Language: French
Genre: Drama | World Cinema
Running Time: 99 min
Year: 2013

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