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TEA WITH MADAME CLOS

Australia, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Homegrown)

Director: Jane Oehr

TEA WITH MADAME CLOS

A documentary of humanity, old age and a vanishing way of life in provincial France.

In a small French village, the world moves past the window of Madame Clos. Over countless cups of tea she remembers the things she's seen, the people she knew and the world as it was.

The ever-vivacious Madame Clos is a part of the daily dramas, the local weddings, the lives of the children and the other villagers. In her talks with filmmaker Jane Oehr, Madame Close recalls the moments from her life, happy and sad, remaining full of exuberance as she approaches her 100th year.

“I want to invent words that have never been said before, new words from which tenderness flows.” - Madame Clos

D/P Jane Oehr WS Jane Oehr L French w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2008

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