Master French filmmaker François Ozon returns with a hilarious, visually stunning love letter to 1970’s style starring eternal fashion icon Catherine Deneuve.


Set in 1977 in a provincial town, POTICHE is a free adaptation of the 1970’s eponymous hit comic play. Deneuve plays Suzanne Pujol, a submissive, housebound "potiche" who steps in to manage her wealthy and tyrannical husband’s umbrella factory after the workers go on strike and take him hostage. To everyone’s surprise, Suzanne proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. But when her husband returns from a restful cruise in top form, things get complicated… Gérard Depardieu plays a former union leader and Suzanne's ex-beau who still holds a flame for her. 


Selected for the 2010 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, POTICHE is a bona fide critical and box office hit in France, where it has been nominated for four Césars for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Costume Design.


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Opening Friday, March 25th at these NYC movie theaters:


The Paris Theatre

4 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019

Clearview Chelsea Cinemas
260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY  10011

Angelika Film Center
18 West Houston St., New York, NY  10012

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