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Ma saison préférée
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Writers:
André Téchiné (writer)
Pascal Bonitzer (writer)
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Release Date:
19 April 1996 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Catherine Deneuve ... Emilie

Daniel Auteuil ... Antoine
Marthe Villalonga ... Berthe
Jean-Pierre Bouvier ... Bruno

Chiara Mastroianni ... Anne

Carmen Chaplin ... Khadija
Anthony Prada ... Lucien
Michèle Moretti ... La directrice

Jacques Nolot ... L'homme du cimetière

Bruno Todeschini ... L'homme de l'hôpital
Jean Bousquet ... Le père d'Emilie

Roschdy Zem ... Medhi
Ingrid Caven ... La femme du bar
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Directed by
André Téchiné 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pascal Bonitzer  writer
André Téchiné  writer

Produced by
Alain Sarde .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
 
Cinematography by
Thierry Arbogast 
 
Film Editing by
Martine Giordano 
 
Casting by
Philippe Landowski 
 
Production Design by
Carlos Conti 
 
Costume Design by
Claire Fraisse 
 
Makeup Department
Loli Avellanas .... hair stylist (as Lolita Avellanas)
Michel Deruelle .... makeup consultant
Cédric Gérard .... makeup artist
Agathe Moro .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jean-Jacques Albert .... production manager
Eric Duchêne .... assistant unit manager
Arnaud Dupont .... unit manager
Erwan Le Luron .... assistant unit manager
Bruno Vignier .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Denis Bergonhe .... assistant director
Eric Chatriot .... second second assistant director
Anne-Isabelle Estrada .... assistant director
Noelle Leduc .... assistant director
Guy Mazarguil .... assistant director
Michel Nasri .... assistant director
Sebastien Peronne .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jean-Philippe Boghossian .... props
Renaud Colas .... property master
Leonardo Haertling .... assistant property master
Philippe Lacomblez .... assistant art director
Daniel Mauvignier .... head painter
David Morel De Saint Jean .... assistant art director
Alain Pitrel .... set dresser
Bérenice Rubel .... assistant property master
Patrick Widdrington .... head carpenter
 
Sound Department
Yunus Acar .... sound assistant
Rémy Attal .... sound
Eric Ferret .... sound recordist
Philippe Garnier .... sound assistant
François Groult .... sound
Michel Klochendler .... sound
Jérôme Lévy .... sound effects
Gérard Mailleau .... sound assistant
Jean-Luc Marino .... assistant sound editor
Pascal Mazière .... assistant foley artist
Pascal Metge .... sound assistant
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound
Martine Planchard .... dialogue editor
Bruno Tarrière .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Philippe Hubin .... special effects supervisor
Bruno Vaillant .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
Jean-Louis Airola .... stunts
Pascal Garnier .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul-Claude Bessière .... key grip
Pascale Ferradini .... second assistant camera
Pierric Gantelmi d'Ille .... second assistant camera
Claude Hirsch .... gaffer
Jeanne Lapoirie .... camera operator
Tariel Meliava .... first assistant camera
Renaud Monziers .... grip (as Renaud Monzies)
Alain Payet .... electrician: Toulouse
Pascal Payet .... electrician: Toulouse
Luis Peralta .... electrician
Jacques Philipponeau .... electrician (as Jacques Philipponneau)
Joël Toupense .... key grip
Isabelle Weingarten .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christiane Fageol .... head wardrobe
Marie-Dominique Gerbet .... wardrobe
Tess Hammami .... set costumer
Tess .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Pierre Réali .... color timer
Catherine Schwartz .... assistant editor
Carole Verner .... trainee assistant editor
 
Other crew
Marylène Dastugue .... production secretary
Christian Inizan .... groupman
Nicole Lenfant .... production administrator
Kim Nguyen .... script supervisor trainee
Nausicaa Palau .... production secretary
Dominique Segall .... press attache
Claudine Taulère .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ma saison préférée" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
127 min
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Trivia:
Selected as the opening film at the 46th Cannes Film Festival in 1993.See more »
Quotes:
Antoine:Finding the energy to act is easy. Giving meaning to your actions is the hard part.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "Club Dorothée" (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Great film!, 16 May 2007
Author: WilliamCKH from Northern California

I first saw this film in my mid 20's and realized in hindsight that is was probably the first "adult" film I'd ever seen. These were adults coping with the realities of life, kids, marriage, relationships, an aging mother, death, etc. and not living life in an artificial, adolescent way.

The script is fascinating in that it contains so many wonderful, adult scenes. Some which come to mind immediately are:

When the mother is talking to herself by the swimming pool, Deneuve comes in saying "why didn't you turn on the light maman?", "Are you afraid I might break something" the mother says "No, it's just that you don't know the house and you may hurt yourself", Deneuve answers. The dialogue is so strong in that you get a point of view from all characters, yet other characters see things in a totally different way and they are all valid.

The conversation between Bruno and Emilie after his fight with Antoine about how she thinks Bruno's aged badly. How he sees their relationship and gone badly and in contrast how she sees it.

the conversations between Antoine and Emilie about putting their mother in a nursing home, how she always has to find the solutions to things and when she tries, he criticizes and she breaks down crying.

the point made by their mother at the nursing home regarding her children and modernity. How the children have grown up modern as they had wished but this curse of modernity has led them to put their aging mother into this home.

The way the mother talks so frankly about the grandchildren,"she taps on that damn piano all day, and the boy, a real half-wit."

the close bond between her and Antoine "you don't have to fake sleeping maman, it's only me"

I also love the piece of dialogue, after the mother's funeral, where Emilie has been separated from the family and you feel it's time she goes back home and instead of announcing anything, apologizing or trying to get back to the family's good graces, she turns to her husband Bruno as a matter of factly and says "Do we have enough eggs at home?"

Brilliant writing, brilliant dialogue, superb acting. I highly recommend this truly adult movie. Wish they'd make more like this.

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