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Widow Clicquot

Widow Clicquot

Widow Clicquot

Dir. Thomas Napper
89 min

Lumières Françaises


Widow Clicquot is based on the true story of the “Grande Dame of Champagne,” Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin (1777–1866) who, at the age of 20, became Madame Clicquot after marrying the scion of a winemaking family. Though their marriage was arranged, a timeless love blossomed between Barbe-Nicole (Haley Bennett) and her unconventional, erratic husband, François (Tom Sturridge). After her husband's untimely death, Barbe-Nicole flouts convention by assuming the reins of the fledgling wine business they had nurtured together. Steering the company through dizzying political and financial reversals, she defies her critics and revolutionizes the champagne industry to become one of the world's first great entrepreneurs.

Film Details

Program: Lumières Françaises
Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 89 min
Country/Region: France, United Kingdom
Language: English
Print Source: Vertical Entertainment
Tags: Culture & Society, Drama, Francophone, Historical Drama, Women's Rights


Director: Thomas Napper
Producer: Christina Weiss Lurie, Joe Wright, Haley Bennett
Cinematographer: Caroline Champetier
Screenwriter: Erin Dignam, Christopher Monger
Editor: Richard Marizy
Composer: Bryce Dessner
Principal Cast: Haley Bennett, Tom Sturridge, Sam Riley


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