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Thursday 16 March 2017 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber


Directed by Deepa Mehta
Canada / India, 1996, 104 minutes

Sita and Radha are two Indian women stuck in loveless marriages. While Sita is trapped in an arranged relationship with her cruel and unfaithful husband, Jatin , Radha is married to his brother, Ashok, a religious zealot who believes in suppressing desire. As the two women recognize their similar situations, they grow closer, and their relationship becomes far more involved than either of them could have anticipated.

Original version English / Hindi; English subtitles

La souriante Madame Beudet

Directed by Germaine Dulac
France, 1923, 26 minutes

One of the first feminist movies, The Smiling Madame Beudet is the story of an intelligent woman trapped in a loveless marriage. Her husband is used to playing a stupid practical joke in which he puts an empty revolver to his head and threatens to shoot himself. One day, while the husband is away, she puts bullets in the revolver. However, she is stricken with remorse and tries to retrieve the bullets the next morning. Her husband gets to the revolver first only this time he points the revolver at her.


In collaboration with the Women In Technology Community

Wednesday 22 Mars 2017 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

Sans toit ni loi / Vagabond

Directed by Agnès Varda
France, 1985, 105 minutes

A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death.

Original version French ; English subtitles

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