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Film Review - Gemma Bovery

GEMMA BOVERY Gemma Arterton

“Gemma Bovery” gives the impression that it’s going to be an exhaustively intellectual experience, demanding audiences come to the picture with knowledge of author Gustave Flaubert and his greatest success, the 1856 story, “Madame Bovary.” Thankfully, “Gemma Bovery” isn’t a rigid foray into literary analysis, but a slightly cheekier examination of obsession with an interesting handle on tragedy. Adapted from a 1999 graphic novel by Posy Simmonds and directed by Anne Fontaine (“Adore,” “Coco Before Chanel”), the feature manages to tackle grim events with a certain lightness, while paying tribute to Flaubert’s work in a most unusual manner. Read the rest at


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