Yolande Moreau undoubtedly feels a kinship with the actress she plays in When the Sea Rises, a movie she also co-directed. More than 20 years ago, the Belgian comedian wrote and starred in a one-woman comedy titled A Dirty Business of Sex and Crime. In this award-winning Felliniesque film, she plays Irène, the star of a similarly titled one-woman play. Irène brings it from one small French village to another, performing for small audiences. At one of the stops she meets a younger man, who then follows her from town to town. Eventually, they have an affair that is as casual as Irène's phone calls home to her husband and son. This quiet film is a humble personal triumph.
Fri., Aug. 25, 8 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 26, 5:45 p.m.

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