Hearst Film Club screening ‘Moka’
The Hearst movie meet-up group will be seeing the new French thriller “Moka” Tuesday night at the Avon Theatre
Emmanuelle Devos stars as the mother of a hit-and-run victim who becomes determined to avenge herself on the woman she believes was the driver of the car (played by Nathalie Baye). The psychological thriller has drawn comparisons with the work of Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski.
The title is derived from the coffee-colored car at the center of the story. Adapted from Tatiana de Rosnay’s 2006 novel, “Moka” showcases two of the best actresses in France.
Baye has a long list of credits going all the way back to Francois Truffaut’s “Day for Night” in 1973. Devos won the French equivalent of the Oscar — the Cesar Award — in 2002 for her performance in “Sur mes levres.”
A wine-and-cheese reception will precede the film.
Hearst writer Joe Meyers will moderate a discussion after the movie.
Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St., Stamford. Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 7:30. $12-$7. 203-967-3660.