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Chicago European Union Film Festival 2018
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Catch The Wind

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2017, Gaël Morel, France, 104 min. With Sandrine Bonnaire, Mouna Fettou, Lubna Azabal.

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 9th 2:00pm
  • Wed, Mar 14th 8:15pm

"Gritty and affecting...A compelling vision of what it's like to live on the other side of the Mediterranean." - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

"[Morel] succeeds in making an enlightening social film, a sensitive work on cultural differences and common humanity, as well as a moving portrait of a woman...This venture through the looking glass on economic migration is above all else, an occasion to admire a great actress in action." - Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

Sandrine Bonnaire proves once again why she is one of the world's finest working actors, in a role that channels the fierce, even perverse sense of independence that has characterized her memorable performances in such films as VAGABOND and LA CÉRÉMONIE. She plays Edith, a 45-year-old widow whose life is centered on her job in a French textile factory. When the factory closes down, she astonishes everyone by choosing the relocation option over a tidy severance package. Relocation means a transfer to Tangiers, where she doggedly confronts hostility, culture shock, and sweatshop-like working conditions. Equal parts heroic, foolish, and mysterious, her struggle is devoid of self-pity or masochism, embodying what director Morel (APRÈS LUI) describes as a "tribute to the working class, where I come from." In French with English subtitles. Courtesy of UniFrance Films, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Europa International, and Europa Cinemas. DCP digital. (MR)

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