A film by Michel Deville

1988 France - Drama


Constance is a young lady who likes to read - and who likes to dream while reading - to imagine, to create images. This is what she does for "La Lectrice", a novel which tells the adventures of Marie, a young lady who likes reading so much that she decides to make a profession of it. Selected texts, Provence in wintertime, different neighbourhoods. Deviations from fiction, secret itinaries. An imaginary space penetrates the space of the town, whose streets Marie stries along, while Constance devours novel. The unknown lies behind each word.

  • cast

    • Miou Miou (Marie/Constance)
    • Régis Royer (Eric)
  • crew

    • Screenplay
    • Michel Deville
    • Cinematography
    • Dominique Le Rigoleur
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 99 min
    • Format
    • Color

awards & nominations

  • César 1989 - Best Film, Best Director, Best supporting Actor, Best actres
  • Montréal 1988 - Grand Prix des Amériques
  • Prix Louis Delluc 1988

screenings in festivals & markets