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Gervaise
Gervaise
7.2
/10
79 Ratings

GERVAISE

Directed by René Clément
France, 1956
Drama

Synopsis

Based on Émile Zola’s L’assommoir, Gervaiseis an uncompromising depiction of a lowly laundress’s struggles to deal with an alcoholic husband while running her own business. The film was nominated for an Oscar, and the indomitable Maria Schell earned best actress honors at the Venice Film Festival.

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Synopsis

Based on Émile Zola’s L’assommoir, Gervaiseis an uncompromising depiction of a lowly laundress’s struggles to deal with an alcoholic husband while running her own business. The film was nominated for an Oscar, and the indomitable Maria Schell earned best actress honors at the Venice Film Festival.