In a career spanning five decades, French filmmaker Diane Kurys has mined the raw material of her own life and family history to create richly realized portraits of female relationships that overflow with wit and warmth. This selection features her effervescent feature debut, PEPPERMINT SODA, a gently comic, autobiographical tale of two sisters coming of age in 1960s Paris; her Oscar-nominated drama ENTRE NOUS, the bittersweet story of an intimate friendship between two women in postwar France based on her own mother’s life and starring Isabelle Huppert; and CHILDREN OF THE CENTURY, a sumptuous period romance starring Juliette Binoche as the iconoclastic writer George Sand. Though she is often overlooked in the pantheon of great contemporary French auteurs, Kurys makes films that manage to be at once deeply personal and universally resonant.
Directed by Diane Kurys • 1977 • France
Starring Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac
In the vein of such classic coming-of-age films as Francois Truffaut’s THE 400 BLOWS, Diane Kurys’s PEPPERMINT SODA captures a defining moment in the tumultuous life and development of young people. An...
Directed by Diane Kurys • 1983 • France
Starring Miou-Miou, Isabelle Huppert, Guy Marchand
Director Diane Kurys tells the story of her own mother in this tender portrait of the life-changing relationship between two women. In order to avoid deportation, Lena (Isabelle Huppert), a Jewish refugee ...
Directed by Diane Kurys • 1999 • France
Starring Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Karin Viard
The torrid love affair between two of nineteenth-century France’s most renowned—and scandalous—literary figures is brought to sumptuous life in this ravishing historical romance. George Sand (Juliette ...
This interview, conducted for the Belgian television program “Le monde du cinéma” in 1978, features Diane Kurys talking about her transition from acting to directing for her filmmaking debut PEPPERMINT SODA.