Festival de Cannes last day – Thérèse Desqueyroux

For its closing movie the Festival comittee chose to show Thérèse Desqueyroux starring Audrey Tautou and directed by Claude Miller. The movie runs out of competition. (France)

The Plot:

In the Landes region of France, near Bordeaux, marriages are arranged to merge land parcels and unite neighboring families. Thus, young Thérèse Larroque becomes Mrs. Desqueyroux. But her avant-garde ideas clash with local conventions. In order to break free from the fate imposed upon her and live a full life, she will resort to tragically extreme measures…

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