Special preview, screening as part of French Film Festival UK.
Eccentric revision of Robert Louis Stevenson’s literary classic Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Madame Géquil is a prim, meek and unconventional physics teacher at a working class suburban Parisian high school, often derided by her fellow colleagues for her inability to engage students and control the unruly ones. On an appropriately stormy night, she is struck by lightning in her private laboratory and turns into something decidedly “different”.
Directed by Serge Bozon, who explores the relationship between the privileged and under-privileged in contemporary French society. Isabelle Huppert features as the eponymous Mrs Hyde, Romain Duris plays the school’s principal.
French drama with English subtitles.