1870s, Northern France: Rosalie (Nadia Tereszkiewicz) has a secret – her face and body are covered in hair. She’s concealed her hirsutism all her life, shaving to ensure she’s accepted in polite society. But her perspective changes when Abel (Benoît Magimel), an indebted bar owner unaware of her secret, marries her for her dowry. Will the conservative Abel be able to love the real her? If not, why not? And what might happen if she were to reject embarrassment entirely and go public?  

Loosely based on a true story, Stephanie Di Giusto’s second feature (following 2016’s The Dancer) champions a woman who challenges society’s restrictive beauty standards

Programme Type: Film

Strand Type: Maverick Mondays

Director: Stéphanie Di Giusto

Cast: Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Benoît Magimel

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 88 minutes

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Monday 19 Aug


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