Thérèse Desqueyroux posterDirected by the late French director Claude Miller, Thérèse Desqueyroux closed this year’s Cannes Film Festival to largely very warm reviews, with Audrey Tautou and Gilles Lellouche (Jean Dujardin’s co-star in the upcoming The Players) leading the adaptation of François Mauriac’s original 1927 novel of the same name,

Set for release in France later this year, the first international poster for the film has made its way online, with a heart-breakingly beautiful Tautou front and centre.

“In the Landes region of France, near Bordeaux, marriages are arranged to merge land parcels and unite neighboring families. Thus, young Thérèse Larroque becomes Mrs. Desqueyroux. But her avant-garde ideas clash with local conventions. In order to break free from the fate imposed upon her and live a full life, she will resort to tragically extreme measures…”

Anaïs Demoustier co-stars as Anne de la Trave, Lellouche’s younger sister, with the script coming from Natalie Carter, who has co-written Brian De Palma’s upcoming remake, Passion, starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace.

Thérèse Desqueyroux will be released in France on 21st November. No word yet on when we can look forward to it in the UK, but French films starring Audrey Tautou often do make their way to our shores, so fingers crossed this won’t be an exception. As usual, you can click the poster below to enlarge.

Thérèse Desqueyroux poster


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