A Woman's Love
Un Amour De Femme
Reel Affirmations 13: Washington DC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Date: Sunday, 10/17/2004
Time: 6:00 pm

Venue: DCJCC
Tickets: $9 (buy online now)

Type: Feature presentation
Language: French with English subtitles

Metro Weekly Rating: (3 out of 5)

by Nancy Legato

Woman's Love

DIRECTOR SYLVIE VERHYDE taps familiar territory in A Woman's Love, the story of the married Jeanne's (Helene Fillieres) flirtation with disaster in the form of alluring dancer Marie (Raffaela Anderson). Through Jeanne's reintroduction to the world of dance, led by Marie, the two develop a close friendship that quickly blossoms into love. The affair threatens not only Jeanne's stale marriage but her custody of her son, once David discovers his wife is bedding down the delectable dancer.

Will Jeanne risk all for her new love? It's a question as old as the straight-girl-meets-lesbian-siren trope, and it's getting a little too old, frankly. Solid acting from the beautiful leads and a believable script carry the film as far as it goes, but we don't really learn anything new in this retelling of a fable as worn out as an old field hockey jersey.

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Film Links:
· Reel Affirmations details
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Festival Venue:
Cecile Goldman Theater at the DCJCC
1529 16th Street, NW; Washington, DC 20009. (202) 518-9400. (map)
3 blocks east of Red Line Metro / Dupont Circle station.

You may buy your tickets or passes in advance: Online at BoxOfficeTickets.com or by phone at (800) 494-TIXS (494-8497). Or you may visit the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U Street, NW, WDC); the DCJCC (1529 16th Street, NW, WDC); Lambda Rising (1625 Connecticut Avenue, NW, WDC); or Universal Gear (1601 17th Street, NW, WDC).

For more info visit the official Reel Affirmations website.