Foreign Films w/ Shelly Isaacs
2017 - France/Belgium - 114 Min.
In this riveting feature reflecting what is happening with the far right movement in France as well as in other countries, an attractive working-class single mother in the North naively agrees to run for mayor, representing the Patriotic Bloc. With the help of the charming town's esteemed physician, the Populists' rhetoric seizes control of the minds of the electorate, but where it will all lead is anyone's guess.
"It's certainly a film that deserves to be seen, thought about, and learned from."
- Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily
"A skillful interweaving of the personal and the political...The film has done more than enough to inspire spirited audience discussions in cinema lobbies - and beyond."
- Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter
"...offers one of the few bits of artistic insight I've seen so far regarding the global rise of the far right."
- Michael Sicinski, Letterboxd