GEMMA BOVERY (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Gemma Arterton (Byzantium), Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Fabrice Luchini (Potiche), Isabelle Candelier (A Good Year), Niels Schneider (You and the Night), Mel Raido (Clubbed), Elsa Zylberstein (I’ve Loved You So Long), Pip Torrens (Dorian Gray), Kacey Mottet Klein (Sister), Édith Scob (Holy Motors)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel), director, writer; Pascal Bonitzer (The Duchess of Langeais), writer; Philippe Carcassonne (Welcome Home) and Matthieu Tarot (Tied), producers; Bruno Coulais (Song of the Sea), composer; Christophe Beaucarne (A Royal Night Out), cinematographer; Annette Dutertre (Free Men), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

English couple Charlie (Flemyng) and Gemma Bovery (Arterton) move to a small farm located near a quiet town in Normandy, France. They attract the attention of local baker Martin (Luchini), an enthusiast of the work of Gustave Flaubert who recognises that the couple are eerily similar to the characters in Flaubert’s novel Madame Bovery. He sets out to prevent Gemma from making the same mistakes that her fictional counterpart made, but finds that fate cannot be altered…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Gemma Bovery is an intriguing take on Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel Madame Bovery, and poses the fascinating scenario of whether you can influence the fate of a fictional being in real life.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 21ST AUGUST 2015

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