Watch the ‘Madame Bovary’ Trailer Featuring Mia Wasikowska
The trailer for Sophie Barthes’ adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel Madame Bovary is here.
The story focuses on a doctor’s wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life.
Emma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life. An ardent devourer of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery. But even her affairs bring her disappointment, and when real life continues to fail to live up to her romantic expectations, the consequences are devastating. Flaubert’s erotically charged and psychologically acute portrayal of Emma Bovary caused a moral outcry on its publication in 1857. It was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for his heroine; but Flaubert insisted: ‘Madame Bovary, c’est moi.’
The film co-stars Ezra Miller, Rhys Ifans, Logan Marshall-Green, Paul Giamatti, and Henry Lloyd-Hughes, and judging by the first trailer, it definitely has some beautiful cinematic potential.
There’s currently no release date set for ‘Madame Bovary,’ but with the arrival of the first trailer, it shouldn’t be long.