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Chicago European Union Film Festival 2017
Closing Night film! Chicago premiere!

Louise by the Shore

Louise en hiver

2016, Jean-François Laguionie, France, 75 min. With Dominique Frot, Jean-François Laguionie.

Show Times

  • Sat, Mar 25th 2:00pm
  • Thu, Mar 30th 6:15pm

"Endearing and original." — Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

"Louise is a delight — a Robinson Crusoe in pearls and a panama hat." — Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

Evoking MR. HULOT'S HOLIDAY, "The Twilight Zone," and Post-Impressionist watercolors, this lovely, imaginative film by Jean-François Laguionie (THE PAINTING) is an "animation for adults" only in the sense of its mature and reflective sensibility. On the last day of the summer season at a quaint beach resort, 75-year-old Louise (Frot) misses the last train out. After a torrential downpour, she emerges from her room the next morning to find the streets flooded and the town utterly deserted. Days, weeks, months pass in this dreamlike interlude, as Louise, like a modern-day Crusoe, learns to fend for herself, her solitude interrupted only by a talking dog (voiced by director Laguionie) and by memories of the seaside episodes of her past. In French with English subtitles. Courtesy of First Run Features. DCP digital. (MR)

Note: No free passes or blue tickets will be valid for the closing night screening on March 30.

MARCH 30: Immediately following the Closing Night film and program, the audience is invited to a reception in our Gallery/Café provided by the French Cultural Service, Italian Cultural Institute and Goethe-Institut in celebration of European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC). Coffee sponsored by Intelligentsia.

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