A multi-faceted film based on Raymond Jean’s novel La Lectrice. Constance (Miou-Miou) reads the novel aloud in bed to her lover. Inspired by the story of Marie, a woman who advertises her services as a reader of literature, Constance decides to do the same.
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What metaphysics, self-reflexivity, & poetry Deville generates by way of form from this relatively uncomplicated narrative! Every stylistic gesture is dazzling & suggestive, while the literary citations only underscore the film's emotional conviction. Miou-Miou in a barely delineated dual-role, a woman discerning how multi-varied we all need to be in relation to others. Beethoven, Baudelaire, the intermediary spaces.