“We are going to instill in you the seven pillars that will make you the pearl of housewives. A dream for your future spouses.” In his pale pink suit, that's like the character played by Juliette Binoche in the new film by Martin Provost, The Good Wife, welcomes around twenty young girls who are preparing to spend the next three years within the walls of her housewife school. A caricature ? Quite the contrary. Generations of women have been placed in these schools with the sole prospect of being good wives. But everything will derail.
In the tone of comedy, the film explores all the upheavals of the time. We are on the eve of May 68, the youngest no longer hesitate to express their suffering and their frustrations. “You have to know how to get out of this past, but you can only get out of this past if it is recognized”, explains Juliette Binoche.
The Good Wife, by Martin Provost. With Juliette Binoche, Yolande Moreau, Noémie Lvovsky, Edouard Baer, François Berléand. Released March 11, 2020.
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