Een naar ongrijpbaar geluk hunkerende vrouw stort zich, teleurgesteld door de nuchterheid en middelmatigheid van haar man, een dorpsdokter, in roekeloze liefdesverhoudingen, hetgeen tot haar ondergang leidt.
Madame Bovary / directed by Sophie Barthes ; screenplay by Sophie Barthes [e.a.]
Sophie Barthes
Based on the work of
Gustave Flaubert
Mia Wasikowska Rhys Ifans Ezra Miller Laura Carmichael Logan Marshall-Green Paul Giamatti
Evgueni Galperine Sacha Galperine
Just Entertainment, © 2016
1 dvd-video
Recording date
Playing time
118 min.
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands

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Tweede speelfilm van de Franse, in de VS werkende Sophie Barthes met Mia Wasikowska (Alice through the looking glass; Jane Eyre), Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti en Rhys Ifans. Het verhaal is gebaseerd op de beroemde roman van Gustave Flaubert uit 1856. Boerendochter Emma trouwt met de plattelandsarts Charles Bovary, een degelijke en saaie man die Emma's verlangen naar romantiek en luxe niet kan vervullen. De Amerikaanse recensenten oordelen wisselend. Todd McCarthy ( ziet als enige aanwinst de rol van Wasikiwska, maar concludeert: 'Yet another adaptation of the classic novel that falls very short.' Justin Chang ( vindt de film soms te zwaar en nadrukkelijk, maar prijst Wasikowska en de vormgeving. Hij schrijft verder: 'Sophie Barthes’ subdued take on “Madame Bovary” similarly reveals a sly intelligence at the helm. Measured and absorbing rather than deeply compelling or vital (...) classy period piece (...)'.

About Sophie Barthes

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Sophie Barthes (born 1974) is a French-American film director and screenwriter best known for her 2009 film Cold Souls.

Early life

Barthes was born in France and was raised in South America and the Middle East. She moved to New York in 2001 to attend the Columbia University School of the Arts.


Barthes' short film Happiness, which tells the story of a woman who purchases a box of happiness and cannot decide if she should open it, was shown at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The film was well-received and earned her a place in the Sundance Institute's Screenwriters Lab, where she began to write the screenplay for her first feature film, Cold Souls. Barthes had first begun to develop the idea for Cold Souls in 2005, after she had a dream about Woody Allen having his soul extracted. The film, directed by Barthes, premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festiva…Read more on Wikipedia