For A Woman
For A Woman (2014)

Anne has a very active imagination, only natural for a writer. But in her mid-thirties, she still knows practically nothing of her own family's past. After her mother's death, Anne discovers old photos and letters that convince her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 2, 2014
DVD Release Date: October 21, 2014
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

There's storytelling vigor here and fine performances, plus some pointed exchanges about the burdens of cultural identity and emotional preservation in the aftermath of immense upheaval.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

An inviting sense of mystery hangs over the events of 1947, Ms. Kurys's origin story. There are some things, she seems to say, that we never fully understand, including the people we are closest to.

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Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

It pulls you in without ever hinting at where it might take you. And that's a gift.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

A framing device isn't needed, but the film is compelling overall.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

The striking Thierry brings her character to nuanced life on screen, torn between loyalty to the man who saved her and passion for his Nazi-hunting brother.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A historical drama pieced together when two sisters discover things they didn't know about their parents' life in post-World War II France.

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Peter Sobczynski

"For A Woman" tells a story that is pretty much fraught with both romantic and political intrigue and it is therefore a little surprising to report that the end result is itself not especially intriguing.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

This is engrossing stuff, not only in the remarkable details of the parents' lives, but in the psychological nuance with which Kurys imagines them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Panta Oz
This French post-war drama is definitely not a comedy as listed on RT. Written and directed by Diane Kurys, it has some biographical elements and many added… More