Presented at Focus on French Cinema in 2008
A French adaptation of the second version of D.H. Lawrence’s erotic tale. Robbed of intimacy by her blueblood husband’s war injuries, Constance Chatterley longs for the emotional fulfillment and physical passion that her marriage lacks.
In the Chatterley’s country estate, monotonous days follow one after the other for Constance, trapped by her marriage and her sense of duty.
During spring, deep in the heart of Wragby forest, she encounters Parkin, the estate’s gamekeeper.
The film is their story.
The tale of an encounter, a difficult apprenticeship, a slow awakening to sensuality for her, a long return to life for him.
Or how love is but one with experience and transformation.