Le voile bleu / The Blue Veil

TitleLe voile bleu / The Blue Veil
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1942
AuthorsStelli, Jean
Running Time1h 30min
Date Released11/18/1942
DistributorConsortium du film
Publication LanguageFrench

This Vichy-era film celebrates maternalism, traditional values, and a homogenous French identity. After Louise loses her husband and her newborn child during World War I, she dedicates her life to caring for other children and following her Catholic faith. She becomes a nurse with several employers, giving her affection to little boys or girls. A widower and another man propose to her but she refuses twice determined as she is to live only for the children in her charge. The film's rejection of modernity and feminism coupled with its erasure of Jews from French life corresponded with the ideological program promoted by the Vichy regime.

Original PublicationLe voile bleu
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