<article> <figure> <img src="http://www.moviesom.com/resources/20150216211140social.jpg" title='French Provincial' alt='French Provincial'/> </figure> <h1>French Provincial</h1> <p>Director André Téchiné brings his usual obsessions -- including a preoccupation with the fortunes of the bourgeoisie -- to this episodic drama, which serves as a thinly-veiled portrait of France's economic peaks and valleys from the 1930s through the 1970s. Jeanne Moreau stars as Berthe Pedret, a simple laundry woman who marries Hector (Michael Auclair), son of a wealthy, upper class, Spanish immigrant family that owns a successful farm machinery factory. Through a series of vignettes, Techine depicts the passage of years, during which the ambitious working class woman blooms through several bold moves, such as negotiating a workers' strike settlement and using her alliance with the war-time French Resistance movement to increase the enterprise's prestige.</p> <details><summary>Runtime: 0</summary> <summary>Release date: 1976-02-26</summary></details> </article>