The Girl on the Train

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The Girl on the Train

André Téchiné, 2009

Wex at Gateway

Join us at the Gateway Film Center (located in the South Campus Gateway, just three blocks to our south) where we program a different exceptional independent or international title for a run of at least two weeks each month. Wexner Center members pay member pricing for all Wex at Gateway screenings—and save on most other movies at Gateway too.

Fri, May 7, 2010Thu, May 20, 2010
Repeats every day until Thu May 20 2010 .

“The film can be described as a character study or a fictionalized slice of terribly real life. Mostly, though, it is an inquiry into the mysteries of other people.”—Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Based on a true-life girl-who-cried wolf incident, The Girl on the Train tells the story of a young woman who claimed to be the victim of an anti-Semitic attack on a Parisian train in 2004, only to be exposed as a liar when her tale failed to add up. The story became a frenzied media sensation in France, but the acclaimed filmmaker André Techiné (Wild Reeds) has used the incident to explore the mysteries of human behavior while subtly addressing the thorny social issues that the event addressed. Émilie Dequenne, who won the Best Actress prize at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival as the title character in the Dardenne Brothers’ Rosetta, gives a smoldering, subtle performance as the young woman. Also with Catherine Deneuve (in her sixth movie with Techiné) and Michel Blanc. (110 mins., 35mm)

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