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Film, "Violette": The "Unpopular" Writer Makes Good

"Violette": The "Unpopular" Writer Makes Good

In Martin Provost's moving biopic, memoirist Violette Leduc (the fantastic Emmanuelle Devos) has a lot going against her by the standards of post-war France: She's pushing 40, she's the illegitimate daughter of a servant girl, she's queer, and, perhaps the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Angelic Art

Angelic Art

Martin Provost’s lyrical but bracing portrait of the early-20th-century French painter Séraphine Louis begins and ends with a quietly ecstatic shot of the artist nestling up to the rustling leaves of a majestic tree. In Provost’s vision, the dirt-poor country…
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