Mademoiselle de Joncquières


BB6FA686-BB61-4475-886E-004368202DBAI 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.

2E0CE18D-5A4F-44EC-AAED-4F2F307C93E5The 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!

49114A76-F253-496D-BD6F-89427C47B741Jacques le fataliste et son maître


About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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2 Responses to Mademoiselle de Joncquières

  1. Ellen A. says:

    Thank you. Intriguing movie that we enjoyed very much. According to IMDB, Cecil de France’s chateau was the Chateau de Sourches in the Sarthe region, not far from Le Mans. The “King’s Garden” where they stroll and meet the girl with her mother is at Marly-le-Roi.

  2. Good to know! I’ll have to add both of those to my “must see” list.

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