8 Women
Directed by François Ozon, France 2002
111 mins. French dialogue with English sub-titles
At an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season, including a stellar cast including Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Béart and Fanny Ardant. But there will be no celebration - their beloved patriarch has been found dead! Dark secrets emerge and comedic situations arise about each of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Also serving as a witty pastiche of and homage to the history of film and the actresses' filmographies, all eight women are suspect. One of them is guilty. Which one is it?
What the Critics say:
"The French screen royalty assembled by Ozon and the film's sheer exuberance in its own artifice make this a delight from beginning to end."  (J.R.Jones - Chicago Reader)