Thursday, July 11 • 6:30 p.m.
On Site • Enter via 54 W. Chicago Ave
In French with English subtitles
Marinette (Virginie Verrier, 2023, 96 min., France)
Virginie Verrier delivers a well-executed biopic and a multifaceted portrait of the pioneering star of women’s soccer Marinette Pichon, perfectly played by Garance Marillier. – Cineuropa, Fabien Lemercier
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.
Marinette Pichon has had soccer in her blood since a young age. Raised by a courageous mother who must confront a violent husband, she overcomes difficulties and forges an unwavering determination. While juggling odd jobs and a sports career, she is selected for the French national team and then spotted by a major American club. Marinette then arrives in the United States with her mother, pursuing the dream of becoming the best player in the world. Adapted from Marinette Pichon’s bestselling autobiography, Ne jamais rien lâcher.
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.
Virginie Verrier is a French director and screenwriter. A graduate of the Conservatoire libre du cinéma français, she initially worked in television before releasing her first feature film, “À deux heures de Paris,” in June 2018. With “Marinette,” she marks her second significant and acclaimed film.
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