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In a small town in France during the Depression, Elisa is a model wife and devoted mother. People take her for granted, but she is not a fool, and begins to notice that her husband may be having an affair. She also concludes that the other woman is probably her sister. Gilles' Wife features a memorable performance by Emmanuelle Devos and has an 82 percent rating at Metacritic.
A young girl named Melanie launches into a difficult piano piece in the hopes of winning a place at a prestigious conservatory. Unfortunately one of the judges, a famous musician, prefers to sign autographs, distracting her so badly she fails the audition. Years later, when Melanie is finishing an internship at a law firm, her boss asks if she would be interested in working for his wife, a certain famous musician Melanie hasn't forgotten. The Page Turner stars Catherine Frot and Deborah Francois and has a 78 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
Marc decides to make a change in his life and shaves off his mustache. His wife and best friend don't seem to notice; when he questions them, they insist he was always clean shaven. He eventually dismisses the whole thing as a joke, but stranger things start to happen; when he announces he's calling his father, his wife insists the man died years earlier. Is Marc losing his marbles, is there a conspiracy to deceive him, or is reality itself changing? La Moustache stars Emmanuelle Devos and Vincent Lindon and has a 71 percent rating at Metacritic.
In the early 1970s, Suzanne is the intelligent but underappreciated trophy wife of an unscrupulous, philandering industrialist. When striking workers take him hostage, she assumes control of the family business and decides to make a few changes. Directed by Francois Ozon, Potiche is a comedy starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu and has an 84 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
Marie and Jean are a happily married, middle-aged couple. One summer day they go to the beach; when Marie wakes up after a brief nap, Jean has vanished without a trace – no suicide note, evidence of foul play or even a corpse. Friends urge her to move on with her life, but Marie defiantly refuses to believe that Jean is gone. A film by Francois Ozon, Under the Sand stars Charlotte Rampling and has a 94 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
In the waning days of Communism, a Russian conductor is publicly humiliated during a performance by government officials, putting an end to his career. Years later, working as a janitor at the same venue, he intercepts an invitation for the resident orchestra to visit Paris; he decides to form his own ensemble of musicians to go in their place and finish the concert interrupted years earlier. The Concert stars Melanie Laurent and has a 61 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes.