Co-presented by the French Film & TV Office

Set by DJ Fifi Laroux

Roger Ebert called 8 Femmes “the first Agatha Christie musical” – a murder mystery combined with an old Hollywood musical, staged like a runway show, and starring a band of legendary French actresses clad in haute-retro styles, on a beautiful technicolor-era set. If Fanny Ardant wrestling Catherine Deneuve to the floor in fabulous ’50s couture doesn’t pique your interest for some reason, there’s always the rest of the titular 8, who have dozens of César awards and nominations between them. Their combined reputations are staggering: Deneuve and Ardant regularly starred in works by the likes of Polanski, Truffaut, Bunuel, Antonioni, Demy, Varda and Resnais; Danielle Darrieux has been a legend so long her name is deployed as a pop-culture reference in Inglourious Basterds. This wacky old-school sleuther meets the new millennium with director Francois Ozon’s uncensored black humor, touting gleeful song-and-dance numbers about incest, adultery and murder.

Dir.François Ozon, 2002, 35mm, 111 min.

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