CINEFRANCO 2002 Thursday-Wednesday (April 4-10) at Famous Players Canada Square (2200 Yonge). All films in French w/ subtitles. Admission: $10, stu/srs $6. See Rep Cinema listings, page 87, for complete schedule. 416-928-6595.
BETTY FISHER AND OTHER STORIES D: Claude Miller, w/ Sandrine Kiberlain, Nicole Garcia. Today, (Thursday, April 4), 7 pm. Rating: NNNNN
betty fisher (sandrine kiber-laine) is a newly successful writer who endures a complicated and competitive relationship with her mother (Nicole Garcia). The connection is anchored by an act of horrific violence during Betty's childhood. Then Betty's child dies and her mother decides to help her by kidnapping a new baby for her. Mom, as you might guess, is not a well person.And that's just in the first 20 minutes or so of this intricately constructed puzzle, a slow-motion thriller adapted from Ruth Rendell's The Tree Of Hands in which we know everything that's happening but only think we know where it's going. The film opens commercially later this month.