Suzanna Andler

Bay Area Premiere!


Charlotte Gainsbourg, Niels Schneider, Nathan Willcocks, Julia Roy,

Before her death, Marguerite Duras granted her colleague Benoît Jacquot permission to adapt her play Suzanna Andler to the screen. Set in a mansion on the French Riviera, this is a portrait of a woman at odds with her unfaithful husband, her male lover, and herself. A cinematic expression of the themes of circular entrapment, deception, and doubt, the film’s striking camerawork and Charlotte Gainsbourg’s strong performance allow Duras’s drama to resonate with a quiet mystery. The film’s cool aquamarine color palette and the transition of sunlight throughout the one-day drama counterbalance the emotional state of the troubled protagonist.

Susan Oxtoby
  • Benoît Jacquot
Based On
  • a play by Marguerite Duras

  • Christophe Beaucarne
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 88 mins
  • Icarus Films