Villa Amalia (film)

Villa Amalia is a 2009 French drama film adapted from the novel Villa Amalia by Pascal Quignard. It is directed by Benoît Jacquot and stars Isabelle Huppert.[2]

Villa Amalia
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Directed byBenoît Jacquot
Written byBenoît Jacquot
Julien Boivent
Pascal Quignard
Based onVilla Amalia
by Pascal Quignard
Produced byEdouard Weil
StarringIsabelle Huppert
CinematographyCaroline Champetier
Edited byLuc Barnier
Music byBruno Coulais
Distributed byEuropaCorp. Distribution
Release date
  • 8 April 2009 (2009-04-08)
Running time
94 minutes
Budget$4.1 million
Box office$4.8 million[1]


Ann (Isabelle Huppert) is a gifted and brilliant musician whose sense of security falls to pieces when she witnesses her husband kissing another woman. Without hesitation, she abandons him and takes a headlong rush into the arms of a new beginning, embarking on a transnational journey that ultimately takes her to an isolated villa on the secluded island of Ischia, Italy. Once settled, Ann insists on goading herself to fresh extremes, and takes it upon herself to swim out as far into the ocean as possible. Fainting under the scorching summer rays, her floating body is pulled out of the water by local woman Giulia (Maya Sansa), with whom Ann begins to explore a whole new facet of life.



  1. ^ JP. "Villa Amalia (2009)- JPBox-Office". Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (2009). "NY Times: Villa Amalia". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 6 April 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2010.

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