MRS. HYDE

A film by Serge Bozon

Cast : Romain Duris, Isabelle Huppert, José Garcia

black comedy. drama / France / original title : Madame Hyde / 95’ / Color / status : completed / French / long feature-film / All Rights / International catalog

Mrs. Géquil is a shy teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, while conducting an experiment in her lab, she is struck by lightning and faints. When she wakes up, she feels decidedly different… and the appearance of the dangerous Mrs. Hyde soon impacts on Mrs. Géquil’s teaching methods.

Mrs. Hyde is the third feature film by Serge Bozon (Tip Top, Special Mention Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2013)

Produced by Les Films Pelléas / David Thion (The Father of my Children, Tip Top)

French distribution: Haut & Court

Press

“"Huppert's performance is completely against her type and it's still a mesmerizing watch... a social commentary that packs a punch wrapped in a screwball comedy form. Highly recommended."”

Dustin Chang, ScreenAnarchy

““Bozon’s stories are built around distinctive deadpan cadences reminiscent of Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismaki, with topical undertones.””

Eric Kohn, IndieWire

““The director Serge Bozon is making his way, like a French Vincente Minnelli or Frederick Wiseman, through his country’s institutions… What starts off, with reckless ambiguity, as a sour indulgence in stereotypes of both the right and the left morphs into a wild science-fiction comedy, complete with simple but spectacular special effects. Mrs. Géquil performs an experiment on herself, becomes Madame Hyde, and turns into an extraordinarily effective teacher and a menace. With his antics, Bozon offers a philosophical vision, presenting a model of authentic progress that’s also a model of authentic regression..””

Richard Brody, The New Yorker

““Bozon also paints a picture of a contemporary French high school that’s at once recognizable (the students look and act like realistically) and off-the-wall (the latter also through the establishment’s loony director, played to outlandish perfection by Romain Duris in oversized, pastel-colored suits and a decidedly unflattering, asymmetrical haircut). The two films offer two very different takes on what teachers can achieve and how their private and professional lives may intersect. “”

Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

“"It's refreshing to watch Isabelle Huppert's madcap dash of a performance."”

Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist

“"[Huppert] is never less than a pleasure to watch for an actress who can radiate enough command to part a minor sea. And she is, of course, excellent."”

Jessica Kiang, Variety

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