Hearth Fires

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Hearth Fires
1972 Les Feux de la Chandeleur.jpg
Movie Poster "Les Feux de la Chandeleur"
Directed by Serge Korber
Written by Serge Korber
Catherine Paysan
Starring Annie Girardot
Claude Jade
Jean Rochefort
Bernard Le Coq
Bernard Fresson
Music by Michel Legrand
Release date
24 May 1972
Running time
95 mins
Country France
Language French

Hearth Fires (French: Les Feux de la Chandeleur) is a 1972 French film directed by Serge Korber. The film is also known as La Divorziata (Italy).


Marie-Louise (Anne Giradot) is a woman whose love for her ex-husband will not die. The Lawyer Alexandre (Jean Rochefort) left her, because she attended a few leftist marches and demonstrations. While her daughter Laura (Claude Jade) falls in love with Marc (Bernard Fresson), Marie-Louise keeps hoping that Alexandre will come back to her. Laura helps her to fight for love and Marie-Louise is so attached to this idea that when her son (Bernard Le Coq) finally convinces her that he will never return, the realization has dire consequences.



This movie was nominated for Best Picture at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2]


The CD soundtrack composed by Michel Legrand is available on Music Box Records label (website).


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