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Run Time: 105 minutes
Janot Reichenbach felt a deep connection to Léon Blum immediately upon seeing him.The Jewish-French socialist politician and three-time Prime Minister captured her heart at the young age of 16. Life circumstances keep them from marrying, but when they can finally be together, Janot isn’t dissuaded by the dangerous political climate of World War II. It’s 1940 and the French government has fallen to Germany. While Janot’s friends and family are fleeing the country, she is desperate to follow Blum into the unknown. Janot courageously stays in France to be by Blum’s side as he’s imprisoned and faces gratuitous charges by the Vichy government. Janot is determined their love can see them through anything and resolves to maintain her loyalty until the very end. The historical drama, AN IRREPRESSIBLE WOMAN, showcases the unwavering courage and resilience of the wives and loved ones of war prisoners who chose to remain in France despite the uncertainty of war. (In French with subtitles) — R.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 8:15 PM ET
Monday, March 30, 2020 at 4:45 PM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
International Narrative Competition