Rosalie, the second film by Stephanie Di Giusto, with Nadia Tereszkiewicz and Benoît Magimel, immerses us in 1970 at the heart of Vogue in the intimacy of a woman she does not love. the others.
“You want lots of peepers, don’t be shy, take a good look at me in my hair!” The story is true, that of Madame Delight, Troit’s owner, who, after a client’s bet, let her beard grow long, which she had shaved every day since puberty, and which she succeeded in Achieving this success, people from all over came to admire her. after dancer In 2016, she presented Stéphanie du Giusto sOhstained Au Certain Regard, and indulge in the hugely inspiring intimacy of this extraordinary woman, Rosalie (Nadia Tereszkiewicz) who wears a beard. ” This bearded face mesmerized me. I had pictures, a look, a puzzle to explore. I knew that she refused to become a vulgar just phenomenon but on the contrary wanted to be “in life”, to have the life of a woman. Loves images of determined women, explains the director, who struggles with the limitations of their time.
By approaching the subject above all as a love story, she avoids the pitfalls of a script that fights stereotypes to make us experience her strangeness with the same guise as her husband (Benoit Magimel), who is tormented by alternating desire, disgust and pity. If the picture is very beautiful with the background of the French countryside at the end of the 19thy Made industrial, the screenplay sometimes lacks intensity: just as the rebellious, non-conformist spirit of Rosalie, admirably portrayed by Nadja Tereszkiewicz, amazes us, the screenplay stretches a bit… in the absence of a purpose perhaps lacking subtlety.
Rosalie by Stephanie Di Giusto, presented the film In Un Certain Regard at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival