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French Women Filmmakers • Justine Triet

  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 • 6:30 p.m.

  • Free for members and students* • $15 Non-Members

  • On Site - Enter via 54 W. Chicago Ave

  • In French with English subtitles


Sibyl (Justine Triet, 2019, 100 min, France)

Justine Triet’s Sibyl, a heady and rollicking rush of blood through the veins, shows the French director raising her game substantially.”- MUBI

A cliché in detective fiction, “look for the woman” means to look for the source of mayhem to solve the mystery… This is exactly what we’ve done – look for la femme behind the camera to bring you the most memorable films made by women from France and beyond.

Psychoanalysis and cinema merge in a thrillingly erotic and perilous game that blurs fiction and reality, dizzyingly escaping any classification.

Sibyl, a jaded psychotherapist, returns to her first passion: writing. But her newest patient Margot, a troubled up-and-coming actress, proves to be a source of inspiration that is far too tempting. Fascinated almost to the point of obsession, Sibyl becomes more and more involved in Margot’s tumultuous life, reviving volatile memories that bring her face to face with her past. -IMDb

With a complimentary glass of Bourgogne Louis Jadot. Enter a chance to win Sofitel’s Le Bar gift certificate at this screening!

Post-screening discussion with Nick Davis, Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies at Northwestern University. Series curated by Nick Davis, Aimée Laberge and Paprika Bonnin-Occansey

* Entrée Libre for students with ID on-site/.edu addresses online. High school, college or university.

About Justine Triet

Justine Triet (born 17 July 1978) is a French film director, screenwriter, and editor. In 2023, her film Anatomy of a Fall was presented at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d’Or.

A graduate from the Paris National School of Fine Arts, Justine Triet has directed documentary-films dealing with the place of the individual within a group: Sur place (2007) was shot right in the middle of the 2006 student protest; Solférino (2009) was filmed during the 2007 French presidential election; in her next effort, Two Ships (2012), Justine Triet gave a startling account of life in a São Paulo shanty town and garnered many awards in the festival circuit. Acclaimed by most critics as one of the best works of the latest new wave of French directors, Justine Triet’s Age of Panic (2013) is a skillful mix of a documentary about the second ballot of the French elections for President, live in the streets of Paris, and of fiction, with the depiction of the crisis experienced on that very day by a divorced couple. - IMDb

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