8 WOMEN

MATERIALS

PHOTOS

François Ozon

ORIGINAL TITLE

8 Femmes

2002 || France || 111 mins || 35mm || Color || in French || Feature

WORLD SALES

Celluloid Dreams (Paris)

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

BERLIN 2002 - Silver Bear Outstanding Artistic Achievement (Ensemble of Actresses)
EFA 2002 - Best Actress (Ensemble of Actresses)

SYNOPSIS

An isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France. A family is gathered for the holiday season … But there will be no celebration – their beloved patriarch has been murdered!
The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His spinster sister-in-law? His miserly mother-in-law? Maybe the insolent chambermaid or the loyal housekeeper? Or could it possibly have been one of his two pretty young daughters?
A surprise visit from the victim’s glamorous sister turns the investigation into a day of hysterics, rivalries and even musical interludes. Comic situations are spiced with dark family secrets. Seduction dances with betrayal. The mystery of the female psyche is revealed.
Eight women. All of them suspects. Each has a motive. Each has a secret.
Eight women. Beautiful, tempestuous, intelligent, sensual and dangerous … One of them is guilty. Which one is it?

CAST

Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert,
Emmanuelle Béart, Fanny Ardant,
Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux,
Ludivine Sagnier, Firmine Richard