Gemma Arterton Reworks a Classic In U.S. Trailer For ‘Gemma Bovery’

Written by on April 23, 2015 

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Premiering on the fall festival circuit last year, the latest film from Coco Before Chanel director Anne Fontaine, Gemma Bovery, will touch down in the U.S. later next month and today brings the trailer. Featuring Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng, Fabrice Luchini, Isabelle Candelier and Niels Schneide, it follows our lead as the titular Gemma, who along with her husband Charlie (Flemyng) moves to the french countryside in order to get away from the stresses and bustle of their London lives. There she meets Martin Joubert (Luchini), a local baker who has taken over his father’s bakery and who is enamored with the idea of a woman who shares the surname of his beloved fictional heroine living across the street.

We said in our review, “It might be hard to conceive of how a tragic story like Madame Bovary could be turned into a farcical and winning comedy, and yet here we stand. With remarkable tonal control from director Anne Fontaine and a winning pair of performances from Gemma Arterton and Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Bovery somehow manages to be an affecting and hilarious treat. Set in modern day Normandy, Gemma Bovery updates the Flaubert classic through a metatextual twist that both pays loving homage to the novel while also tweaking the tendency people who are obsessed with such works of fiction have to try to apply their favorite narratives to real life.” Check out the trailer below.

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Gemma Bovery opens on May 29th.


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