Jealous / Jalouse

 Offensive language

Directors: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos
Cast: Karin Viard, Dara Tombroff, Anaïs Demoustier, Anne Dorval, Thibault de Montalembert, Bruno Todeschini
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2017
Genre: Black comedy
Duration: 102 min

“Both cutting and touching at the same time.” Cineuropa

Synopsis

Almost overnight, Nathalie Pêcheux, a middle-aged divorced university professor, changes from being an affectionate woman to being irrepressibly jealous of everyone close to her: her best friend, her new colleague, her ex-husband, her neighbours and even her daughter Mathilde, an aspiring ballet dancer. Entangled by her sarcastic nature and conflicted emotions, Nathalie navigates through this unexpected mid-life crisis in a funny, touching… and politically incorrect way.

The Foenkinos brothers’ film creates a fascinating narrative driven by Festival favourite Karin Viard (The Bélier Family, 2015 AFFFF) with her compelling performance as the increasingly neurotic Nathalie. Jealous effectively challenges the stereotypical woman, friend, and mother role, experimenting with the balance between comedic timing and genre conventions. It is a portrayal of a woman’s radical and unexpected shift of character that oscillates between black comedy and psychological thriller.

Trailer

Screenings

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS NEWMARKET
Fri 2 March 8:50 pm
Thu 8 March 10:00 am
Tue 13 March 12:10 pm
Sat 17 March 8:40 pm

AUCKLAND – BERKELEY CINEMAS TAKAPUNA
Mon 5 March 8:30 pm
Mon 12 March 1:20 pm
Tue 20 March 12:55 pm

CHRISTCHURCH – HOYTS RICCARTON
Fri 9 March 8:30 pm
Wed 14 March 10:30 am
Sun 18 March 4:10 pm
Fri 23 March 2:00 pm

WELLINGTON – EMBASSY THEATRE
Fri 9 March 10:30 am D
Tue 13 March 3:55 pm D
Thu 22 March 1:45 pm D
Mon 26 March 6:15 pm D

NEW PLYMOUTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Sun 11 March 4:15 pm
Wed 21 March 2:15 pm

NELSON – SUTER THEATRE
Sun 18 March 3:20 pm
Wed 21 March 1:00 pm

TIMARU – MOVIE MAX DIGITAL
Sat 17 March 6:20 pm
Tue 20 March 12:00 pm

TAURANGA – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sat 17 March 1:40 pm
Fri 23 March 8:15 pm

HAVELOCK NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Sun 25 March 3:30 pm
Wed 28 March 6:00 pm

DUNEDIN – RIALTO CINEMAS
Mon 26 March 10:00 am
Fri 30 March 6:15 pm

HAMILTON – LIDO CINEMA
Thu 29 March 11:00 am
Sun 8 April 7:10 pm

ARROWTOWN – DOROTHY BROWNS
Mon 9 April 6:00 pm
Thu 12 April 1:15 pm

PALMERSTON NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Fri 13 April 8:30 pm
Wed 18 April 6:00 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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