Libby Bateman

Romantic drama Suite Francaise comes to cinemas today

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Set in the 1940s during the German occupation of France, Suite Francaise is a story of the power of love and the tragedy of war and is based on the best-selling book by Irene Nemirovsky.

The novel was written in France during the 1940s, but Nemirovsky’s death in Auschwitz prevented her from seeing the novel be discovered by her daughter and published in 2004.

It is a World War ll romantic drama telling the story of Lucille Angellier as she awaits news from her husband, a prisoner of war. Lucille faces complications when a regiment of German soldiers arrive in the town and soon move into the villagers’ homes. She struggles to ignore the German commander Bruno, who has been posted at her house, but she soon falls in love with him.

Suite Francaise is directed by Saul Dibb, best known for The Duchess, and will be in cinemas from March 13.