Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

From The Land of the Moon

Mal de pierres

2016, Nicole Garcia, France/Belgium/Canada, 120 min. With Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 18th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Aug 18th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 19th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Aug 20th 4:30pm
  • Mon, Aug 21st 7:45pm
  • Tue, Aug 22nd 6:00pm
  • Wed, Aug 23rd 7:45pm
  • Thu, Aug 24th 6:00pm
Chicago premiere!

“It looks a treat from the sparkling azure seas to the sprawling fields of lavender and the clouds that circle the Alpine peaks…incurable romantics should happily surrender to its allure.” — Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

“Literally a tale of amour fou — loving the ideal of love…a surprisingly intriguing and affecting movie.” — Geoff Andrew, Time Out London

Marion Cotillard (LA VIE EN ROSE; TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT) gives a thoughtful and affecting performance covering seventeen years in the life of a woman whose passion to find a grand love defies the social norms of her time. In this story based on the novel by Italian writer Milana Agus and related largely in flashback, Gabrielle (Cotillard), a village girl in the south of France, is quickly married off to a willing Spanish farm worker after she disgraces her family. Trapped in a loveless marriage to a patient man, she is sent to a Swiss sanitarium for a rest cure, where she falls for the wan and tousled Lt. André Sauvage (Garrel), a severely wounded veteran of the war in Indochina. Gabrielle’s obsession with grand love is seemingly justified at last, but the dream may prove to be a cruel illusion. In French, Spanish, and German with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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