An Irrepressible Woman

New York Jewish Film Festival


Thursday, January 16, 2020
3:30 – 5:15 pm

The year is 1940, and French-Jewish socialist politician and three-time Prime Minister Leon Blum has been imprisoned at Buchenwald. This touching historical drama starring Elsa Zylberstein and Hippolyte Girardot follows Jeanne Reichenbach, who has been in love with Blum since they were teenagers but has always only admired him from afar. Now she is married with a son, but she is driven by the urge to link her fate with Blum’s once and for all—as the Nazis invade France, she abandons her comfortable life and risks everything to reunite with and marry him in prison.

New York Premiere

An Irrepressible Woman, Laurent Heynemann, France, 2019, 103 min.

Courtesy of Menemsha Films.