I saw a very good French film on Netflix this week. The English title is Lady J, but the French title is the much more difficult to say Mademoiselle de Joncquières. This 2018 film was based on an 18th century story by Denis Diderot, Jacques le fataliste et son maître. Cecile de France plays Madame de la Pommeraye who decides to exact revenge on her former lover, played by Edouard Baer, by setting him up with a woman who is calculated to break his heart.
The costumes are gorgeous and definitely merit the César that they won for costume design. The two principal actors were similarly honored with Meilleur Actrice and Meilleur Acteur awards. The lavish period interior and exterior shots kept me trying to figure out where the movie had been filmed. I hope that you enjoy it!