Set in a small French village in the 1930s, Gilles' Wife
examines the gap between selfish desire and absolute devotion. Elisa is an adoring mother of two kids (with a third on the way) and a loyal wife: Not only does she cook and serve her husband's meals, she even butters his bread. She suspects Gilles is cheating on her with her sister, no less. Emmanuelle Devos plays Elisa with a sense of weariness that eventually turns to hopelessness. There isn't much dialogue; husband and wife don't say much particularly to each other, which is telling. The film's conclusion tragically solidifies its theme that love is ultimately uncontrollable.
Fri., June 2, 9 p.m.; Sat., June 3, 7 p.m.