My Wife is an Actress from Pathe in May
Pathè Distribution Ltd have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of My Wife Is An Actress/Ma Femme Est Une Atrice for 19th May 2003. For the retail price of £19.99 you can expect far more on the disc than Pathè usually offer...
- 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
- French DD5.1 Audio with optional English subtitles
- Audio Commentary
- Making of Featurette
- 5 Deleted Scenes
- Theatrical Trailer
- Light Screen Tests
Yvan (first-time director Yvan Attal) is a young sports journalist married to one of the most beautiful and well-known French actresses, Charlotte (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Although they are happy together, Yvan just wants to live a normal life and is becoming increasingly irritated by Charlotte's celebrity status. Autograph-hunters interrupt meals out, passers-by stare when she walks by and cops let them off a traffic offence when they realise who she is.
Up until now Yvan has been able to handle Charlotte's fame, but the final straw comes when a stranger asks him whether he gets jealous watching his wife make love to someone else on screen. When Charlotte leaves to start work on a film in London with handsome older actor John (Terence Stamp), Yvan becomes convinced that the feelings from their on-screen romance will spill over into an affair. He cannot help but continually make snide remarks about John, as he tries in vain to control his jealousy about his wife's relationship with her co-star. Eventually, Yvan's insecurity and continual questioning begins to threaten his relationship.
Ma Femme Est Une Atrice is a humorously-written peek behind the curtain of celebrity, with genuine chemistry between Charlotte and Yvan, who are also married in real life. The film was nominated for two César Awards in 2002 for Best First Work (Yvan Attal) and Best Supporting Actress (Noémie Lvovsky)