La Tourneuse De Pages – The Page Turner

22 Oct 2008

Director: Denis Dercourt



85 min

Mélanie Prouvost, the ten-year-old daughter of a butcher, is a gifted pianist. Her parents enrol her to sit for the Conservatoire entrance exam. Mélanie has the talent to be admitted but is distracted when the juryʼs president, Mme. Fouchécourt, signs an autograph and she is failed. Her self-belief is shattered and she gives up the piano. Years later Mélanie, still haunted by the past, encounters Mme. Fouchécourt again. Her former nemesis is also suffering a crisis of confidence and invites Mélanie to become her personal page-turner and an unlikely bond is formed. In French with English subtitles.