Madame Hyde

Mrs. Hyde

 
An offbeat, fizzy farce, Serge Bozon's Mrs. Hyde is (extremely) loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" which would seem to provide the perfect excuse to have the world-beating Isabelle Huppert swing from one end of her Grand-Canyon-sized range to the other. But Bozon's oddly arrhythmic script then denies us that pleasure by imagining mousy milquetoast schoolteacher Mme Géquil's powerful alter ego as either a doomsaying sleepwalker, or a glowy, ghostly special effect. (...) Still, she is never less than a pleasure to watch. (Jessica Kiang, Variety)

Director's Biography
Serge Bozon
Born in 1972, Serge Bozon initially worked as an actor and film critic (Trafic, Lettre du Cinéma, Cahiers du cinéma, Transfuge, Vertigo) before directing his first feature, “L’amitié” (1998). He has also made “Mods” (2002), and “La France” (2007), screened in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes and winner of the Prix Jean Vigo. In 2013, “Tip Top” received a SACD Special Mention at Cannes.

Film Selection: Madame Hyde (Mrs. Hyde, 2017) — Tip Top (2013) — La France (2007) — Mods (2002)  — L’amitié (1998)
European Panorama Fiction 2018
Serge Bozon
France 2017
color
95 minutes
French
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Serge Bozon
Cinematography Céline Bozon
Editing François Quiqueré
Sound/Sounddesign Laurent Gabiot
Music Benjamin Esdraffo
With Isabelle Huppert, Romain Duris, José Garcia
Producer(s) David Thion, Philippe Martin
Production
Les Films Pelléas, Frakas Productions
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere