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Esther Kahn

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Original title
Esther Kahn
Running time
142 min.
France France
Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuelle Bourdieu (Story: Arthur Symons)
Howard Shore
Eric Gautier
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Co-production France-UK; Les Films Alain Sarde / France 2 Cinéma / France 3 Cinéma / Arts Council of England / British Screen Productions / British Sky Broadcasting / Why Not Productions / Zephyr Films
Drama | 19th Century
Synopsis / Plot
In the late 19th Century, Esther Kahn (Summer Phoenix) and her immigrant Jewish family settle in the East End of London. Whilst the rest of her family occupy themselves with their business, making clothes in a dreary workshop, Esther dreams of a better life for herself. A visit to the theatre makes such an impression on her that she decides to become an actress…
2000: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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