French fashion

What to watch this weekend: Dakota Johnson’s Persuasion, a French thriller, and Mrs. Harris goes to Paris

Ready to settle in with a good movie or TV show as the week draws to a close and the summer heat sets in? vogueThis weekend’s choices lean heavily towards the cinema and will particularly appeal to all Francophiles. First there’s Claire Denis’ latest film, a subversive romantic drama starring Juliette Binoche, as well as the charming comedy Mrs. Harris goes to Paris starring Lesley Manville and Isabelle Huppert, both in theaters now. But there’s also something you can watch from the comfort of your couch, namely Dakota Johnson’s delicious (if divisive) new riff on Jane Austen. Persuasion, which premiered on Friday via Netflix.

Here, find vogue‘s recommendations on what to watch this weekend, whether it’s a Saturday night or a lazy Sunday morning.


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

When the first trailer for the new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved latest novel, Persuasion, debuted in June, it sent the internet into a wave with its inclusion of Flea bag– stylistic asides and intentionally ahistorical costumes. vogue was the first to get the scoop on the new version of the film about Regency England. “With period pieces, I’m always interested in the connection between then and now,” said director, Carrie Cracknell. vogue in June. “I think period films often teach you as much about when they were made as when they are reproduced, in one way or another.” 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

Grégoire Colin as François and Juliette Binoche as Sara in Both sides of the blade.Photo: Courtesy of Curiosa Films

Hazel J. Edmonds

The author Hazel J. Edmonds