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Party Girl

Thursday, March 12

Q&A with Claire Burger & composers Low Entertainment! U.S. Premiere

Angélique (Angélique Litzenburger) is a sixtyish eccentric hostess living in a small room above a bar in Lorraine. For decades she’s worked for drinks and tips but she clearly loves this flamboyant unconventional way of life. One night, smitten customer Michel (Joseph Bour) proposes marriage. This could be a way out of her unsustainable lifestyle—but is she suited to domesticity? Moreover, is she prepared to reunite with her four children, all from past relationships, including a 16-year-old daughter who grew up in foster care? Inspired by the sudden wedding of actress Litzenburger, mother to co-director Theis, the gritty slice-of-life PARTY GIRL took home two awards at Cannes (including the Camera d’Or), where it was a standout in Un Certain Regard. Nominated for two César Awards including Best Debut Feature.

Part of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2015

  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 96 minutes
  • Director Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger & Samuel Theis