How To Be A Good Wife (La Bonne Épouse)

1074 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3X3, Canada


Paulette and her husband have been running a housekeeping school. After the sudden death of her husband, Paulette discovers that the school is on the verge of bankruptcy and has to take her responsibilities. French with English subtitles.

From 2x César Awards winning writer/director Martin Provost, starring Oscar winner Juliette Binoche, 3x César Awards winner Yolande Moreau, and 2x Cannes Film Festival award winner Noémie Lvovsky!

“A trio of actresses in perfect harmony – Binoche is brilliant. Colourful, happy, romantic, and surprisingly modern” (Elle)

“buoyed by a straightforward, easy-going though highly effective sense of humour…hits its mark…a wonderful, good humoured portrayal of the road traveled over the past fifty or so years towards female emancipation” (Cineuropa)

“an ensemble piece that surrounds Binoche with top-notch comic talent, and that has its heart and mind in the right place when it comes to the 1960s archeology of patriarchy, French-style.” (Screen Daily)