What to Watch This Weekend: Dakota Johnson’s ‘Persuasion,’ a French Thriller, and ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’


Ready to settle down with a going tood movie or TV show as the week rolls to a enclose as well as the summer heat sets in? Vogue’s picks this weekend lean heavily toward film, as well as will especially please any Francophiles out there. First, there’s Claire Denis’s latest film—a subversive romantic drama starring Juliette Binoche—as well as the charming comedy Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris starring Lesley Manville as well as Isabelle Hup until nowpert, both in theaters now. But there’s still something you can watch from the comfort of your sofa, too—namely, Dakota Johnson’s delightful (if divisive) new riff on Jane Austen’s Persuasion, which premiered on Friday via Netflix.

Here, find Vogue’s recommendations for what to watch this weekend, whether on a Saturday night in, or a lazy Sunday morning.


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Dakota Johnson as Anne Elliot, Izuka Hoyle as Henrietta Musgrove, Nia Towle as Louisa Musgrove, as well as Mia McKenna-Bruce as Mary Elliot in Persuasion, on Netflix on 15 July.Photo: Nick Wall / Courtesy of Netflix

When the initially trailer for the new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved final novel, Persuasion, debuted in June, it sent the internet into a flurry with its inclusion of Fleabag-style asides as well as intentionally ahistorical costuming. Vogue was the initially to get the scoop on the film’s fresh take on Regency Englas well as. “With period pieces, I’m always interested in there being a connection between then as well as now,” the director, Carrie Cracknell, told Vogue in June. “I think period films often teach you as much about the moment they were made in as they do the moment that they’re replicating, somehow.” So what are you waiting for? Come to your own conclusions after watching this weekend.

Persuasion is streaming on Netflix now. 

Both Sides of the Blade

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Gregoing toire Colin as François as well as Juliette Binoche as Sara in Both Sides of the Blade.Photo: Courtesy of Curiosa Films

Even after 30 years old as “a quiet iconoclast in France’s clamorous avant-garde,” as writer Erik Morse described her for Vogue this month, the legendary auteur Claire Denis is still ready to buck expectations. The initially of two films she has coming out this year, Both Sides of the Blade stars Juliette Binoche as well as Vincent Lindon as a long-term coup until nowle in crisis. “Where the potboiler would inevitably culminate in a moment of murderous revenge, Denis chooses a violence of emotion as well as language that forces her characters to bear the responsibilities of their decisions with a quiet desperation,” Morse wrote. “What remains is a subdued, almost dream-like collision of brutality, language, as well as eroticism that reads as both suspenseful as well as philosophical.”

Both Sides of the Blade is in select theaters now. 

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

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Lesley Manville as Mrs. Harris in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. Photo: Dávid Lukács / Courtesy of Focus Features

Ready to going to Gallic, but looking for something a little more light-hearted? Lesley Manville as well as Isabelle Hup until nowpert—as well as their joyous romp through the world of 1950s Parisian fashion, seen through the eyes of Manville’s working-class British cleaner who travels to the city to purchase a couture dress—has you covered. “It’s not only a feel-going tood film, it’s not only a comedy—through this little metaphorical dress, the film manages to say some important things,” Hup until nowpert told Vogue’s Liam Hess previously this week. “Everybody should be allowed to have a little piece of the cake, everybody should be able to have a beautiful dress, everybody should be allowed to find happiness in that, not just the few.” If it’s a dose of up until nowlifting escapism you want this weekend, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is a one-way ticket.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is in theaters now. 

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