How To Be a Good Wife

Paulette (Juliette Binoche) and her husband run a prim and proper housekeeping school, training teenage girls to become the perfect housewives. After the sudden death of her husband, Paulette learns that they are on the brink of bankruptcy and must figure out how to save the school while society and household roles transform around them in late 1960s France. How To Be A Good Wife is a humorous and satirical take on a universal story about solidarity and gender equality.

  • Juliette Binoche
  • Martin Provost
  • France/Belgium
  • 109 minutes
  • MT
  • Screening sponsored by Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton

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About RiverRun International Film Festival

Founded in 1998, is an arts organization dedicated to showcasing films from independent, international and student filmmakers. The 21st RiverRun International Film Festival was held April 4-14, 2019 in 5 venues throughout Winston-Salem and 1 in Greensboro. RiverRun screened 175 films from 47 countries with 18,354 attendees from across NC, the U.S., and internationally. Due to our excellence in programming, we are recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences as an Academy Award qualifying festival in 2 categories – animated shorts and documentary shorts. In addition to our annual Festival, we have several highly regarded year-round screening programs which include the free Indie Lens Pop-Up Series in partnership with PBS North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina; RiverRun Retro; RiverRun Arts; and our education intiative, Films With Class.