Music Box Films is proud to announce the release of writer-director Anne Fontaine's GEMMA BOVERY, a vibrant seriocomic re-imagining of Flaubert’s literary classic Madame Bovary, with a screenplay written by Pascal Bonitzer (The Duchess of Langeais, Genealogies of a Crime) and Ms. Fontaine, based on Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel. Starring acclaimed French film and theatre actor Fabrice Lucchini (In the House, Potiche, Intimate Strangers) and British rising star Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Tamara Drewe), GEMMA BOVERY is scheduled to open on May 29 in New York (at Lincoln Plaza Cinema and the Sunshine Cinema) and Los Angeles with a national roll out to follow.

Life begins to imitate art in uncanny ways when earthy British beauty Gemma (Gemma Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband Charles Bovery (Jason Flemyng, X-Men: First Class, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) move to the very same Norman village where the novel was written.  Local baker and Flaubert fan Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) falls for the lovely and charming newcomer and sets out to be her mentor.  It doesn't take long before his wild imagination leads him to draw parallels between the literary and real life woman, as he insinuates himself into her life. She soon finds herself at a crossroads that seems to be fulfilling Joubert's worst fears that her destiny is mirroring that of Flaubert’s doomed heroine. Director Anne Fontaine's clever adaptation of the graphic novel  is at once a cheeky literary mash-up, a sensuous romance, a witty feminist commentary, and a heady celebration of French provincial life.

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