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AN OUTWARD WOMAN

By Christophe Blanc

French release January 26, 2000

Duration 1h58

With Agnès Jaoui, Serge Riaboukine,  Emmanuel Fayat, Camille Christou, Marine Richaud, Sarah Haxaire, Philippe Bilet-Villard, Richard Morgiève, Léna Bréban, Maïté Maillé, Didier Bihina 

Screenplay by Christophe Blanc, Roger Bohbot and Ève Deboise

Original soundtrack by Martin Wheeler

Synopsis
Françoise breaks up with Jacques after living with him for fifteen years. She's left alone with their three children, a lovely home, and her nursing job at a hospital. She quickly refuses to assume responsibility for this new situation beyond her control. She starts going out, living by night… hanging out in new places, ready for chance encounters. Naturally, she's bound to neglect her "motherly duties", says and does things that were once unthinkable. Françoise is looking for an alternative to what she once believed was the only way to live and be happy. She's turned her life upside down, and although change can't happen all by itself, it's necessary if painful. But how can she know what may or may not be an opportunity for happiness?

Produced by
Sunday Morning Productions

French distributor
Mars Distribution

International sales
Films Distribution

Supported by
CNC
Rhônes-Alpes Cinema
TSF group
Canal +
Gimages 2
Hachette Foundation

Festival Selections
Yokohama French Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival, Barcelona Independent Film Festival , Florence France Cinema Festival, Meinem Heidelberg Film Festival