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GERVAISE

Directed by René Clément
France, 1956
Drama

Synopsis

Based on Émile Zola’s L’assommoir, Gervaiseis an uncompromising depiction of a lowly laundress’s struggles to deal with an alcoholic husband while running her own business. The film was nominated for an Oscar, and the indomitable Maria Schell earned best actress honors at the Venice Film Festival.

Synopsis

Based on Émile Zola’s L’assommoir, Gervaiseis an uncompromising depiction of a lowly laundress’s struggles to deal with an alcoholic husband while running her own business. The film was nominated for an Oscar, and the indomitable Maria Schell earned best actress honors at the Venice Film Festival.

GervaiseDirected byRené Clément

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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1956 | 4 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize
Academy Awards
1957 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film
National Board of Review
1957 | Winner: Top Foreign Films
BAFTA Awards
1957 | 2 wins including: Best Film from any Source
1957 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actress

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